Posted by: Rhett Hatfield | March 20, 2009

Profile of Today’s Massage Therapist

Profile of Today’s Massage Therapist

Today’s Massage Therapists are…

  • Most likely to enter the massage therapy profession as a second career.
  • Predominantly female (85%).
  • In their early-40s, on average.
  • Most likely to be members of a professional organization.
  • Most likely to be sole practitioners.
  • Working an average of 19 hours a week providing massage. (Excluding time spent on other business tasks such as billing, bookkeeping, supplies, maintaining equipment, marketing, scheduling, etc.)
  • Charging an average of $63 for one hour of massage.
  • Earning an average wage of $41.50 an hour (including tip) for all massage related work.
  • Giving an average of 41 massages per month.
  • Working in the industry on average for 6.3 years.
  • Likely to provide massage therapy in a number of settings, including their own home, spa/salon, their own office, a healthcare setting, health club/athletic facility, or massage therapy only franchise or chain.
  • Eighty-nine percent (89 percent) of massage therapists provide Swedish massage, followed by 82 percent who provide deep tissue massage, 52 percent trigger point, and 49 percent sports massage.

From the AMTA Website

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