Massage Therapist Salary by State

Massage Therapist Salary by State


Let’s face it, we all wonder how much we'll be paid when we land a new job. Here at BBI we do more than sell massage therapist insurance. Recently, we found study after study suggests that employees rank pay as a significant indicator of whether they will accept a job. In the 2016–17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, created by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the massage therapist average salary is approximately $37,180 per year.

It's important to recognize pay is determined largely by skills and experience. Whether you have years of hands-on experience with massage therapy clients or you spent time in school developing a specialty, your pay will reflect your personal experiences. Salary is also determined geographically due to different cost of living estimates, and amounts change state-to-state and even city-to-city within the same state.

How We Factored in the Cost of Living

To help you better understand how massage therapy salaries vary within the 50 states, we have created a visual with the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We also have incorporated cost of living data gathered from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. See where your state stacks up!

Massage Therapy Average Salary

New York $67,319
Alaska $64,526
Oregon $62,587
Vermont $59,214
Hawaii $58,869
Delaware $55,072
Minnesota $52,270
West Virginia $51,970
Washington $51,907
Arkansas $48,780
Rhode Island $48,296
Kentucky $47,519
Iowa $47,200
Arizona $47,167
Wyoming $46,862
Illinois $46,720
Oklahoma $46,303
Maryland $45,507
Colorado $45,423
Maine $45,144
Texas $44,739
Montana $44,238
North Dakota $42,481
Louisiana $41,921
New Hampshire $41,069
New Jersey $40,967
Massachusetts $40,818
Missouri $39,905
Wisconsin $39,752
Connecticut $39,247
Ohio $38,589
Alabama $37,683
South Dakota $37,022
Tennessee $36,834
Utah $35,098
Nebraska $35,069
New Mexico $34,515
Michigan $33,755
Georgia $33,225
North Carolina $32,647
Kansas $32,367
South Carolina $31,667
Indiana $31,636
Virginia $31,023
Pennsylvania $30,509
California $30,285
Nevada $30,282
Mississippi $28,141
Florida $27,516
Idaho $21,895

BBI’s Got You Covered


Beauty and Bodywork Insurance wants to be there for you wherever you accept a job as a massage therapist. Obtaining a massage insurance policy through BBI’s convenient online purchasing method, means you have coverage in all 50 states within minutes. Plus, right after your purchase completes, you will have 24/7 access to policy documents.

Purchase your massage therapist insurance policy today starting at $96/year online today!

By Lyndsey Larsen

Lyndsey Larsen is the Marketing Manager for Beauty & Bodywork Insurance and writes about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and insurance.

Lyndsey Larsen is an experienced writer with a background in corporate communications and nonprofits, SAAS corporations, and nutraceutical companies. She has previously worked as a journalist for regional and national publications. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing butterflies, rockhounding, and spending time with her two kids in Utah's mountains or deserts. Find Lyndsey on LinkedIn.