What is the average salary for a licensed massage therapist?


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The average annual salary of massage therapists was $41,790 according to May 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and most states require a license or certificate to practice. In the top employment sector of personal care services, the average salary was $39,060 per year.

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In another top employment sector, health practitioner offices, massage therapists earned $44,960 per year. In traveler accommodation, the average salary was $41,090. The average was $41,850 annually in other amusement and recreation industries. In general medical and surgical hospitals, the average pay was $46,270 per year. Alaska was far and away the top-paying state on average, with massage therapists earning $84,270. New York was next at $55,030.

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