Massage Therapist Salary Florida

Massage Therapist Salary in Florida

A massage therapist’s salary will differ greatly between locations and the employer mix there. To help your decisionmaking regarding a career as a therapist in Florida, we acquired a database of salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Occupational Employment and Wages data) and have extracted state and local data specific to massage therapist salary.

Massage therapist salary and wage data is collected on both an hourly and annual basis and, since many therapists choose to work part time, we present both methods here.

Florida – Statewide

Statewide, a Florida massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $18.72. To provide some detail, let’s look at the middle fifty percent of earners. We eliminate the bottom and top 25% to focus on reasonable earning expectations. This shows us that a massage therapist’s hourly earnings in Florida range from $12.66 to $21.75 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Florida massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $38,940 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Florida massage therapist would be from $26,330 to $45,230 per year.

Statewide data doesn’t always say what you can expect where you live in that state, so we kept digging. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as well as by state. An MSA is a high population density area beyond a single town but that is closely economically tied together. They provided massage therapist information for eighteen such areas in Florida: Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach, Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland – Winter Haven, Miami – Miami Beach – Kendall, Naples – Marco Island, North Port – Bradenton – Sarasota, Ocala, Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford, Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, Panama City – Lynn Haven – Panama City Beach, Pensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent, Sebastian – Vero Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater, and West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach. To cover more of the state, we found data for two non-metro areas too: Northwest Florida and South Florida nonmetropolitan areas. We detail all twenty below.

Cape Coral – Fort Myers

A Fort Myers, Florida massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $14.58. The middle fifty percent of earners in Fort Myers report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.52 to $17.91 per hour. Filtered for Fort Myers’ annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $30,330 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $17,720 to $37,250 per year.

Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach

A Daytona Beach, Florida massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $18.74. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Daytona Beach returns a massage therapist’s wages from $15.43 to $18.17 per hour. Here the average is actually above the 75th percentile, indicating that a few extremely highly paid therapists in the region have skewed the average higher than what one might expect; yet another example of why we show this range as well as the average. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Daytona Beach we find $38,980 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $32,090 to $37,790 per year.

Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach

A Fort Lauderdale, Florida massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $18.32. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Fort Lauderdale returns a massage therapist’s wages from $14.74 to $20.49 per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Fort Lauderdale we find $38,100 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $30,670 to $42,610 per year.

Gainesville

The Gainesville, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $23.02 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Gainesville report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $14.20 to $32.84 per hour. Filtered for Gainesville’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $47,880 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $29,530 to $68,310 per year.

Jacksonville

The Jacksonville, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $21.74 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Jacksonville report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $15.34 to $26.66 per hour. Filtered for Jacksonville’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $45,210 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $31,910 to $55,440 per year.

Lakeland – Winter Haven

The Lakeland, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $13.62 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Lakeland report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $10.53 to $14.89 per hour. Filtered for Lakeland’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $28,330 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $21,900 to $30,960 per year.

Miami – Miami Beach – Kendall

The Miami, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $21.27 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Miami report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $14.37 to $21.80 per hour. Filtered for Miami’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $44,240 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $29,900 to $45,350 per year.

Naples – Marco Island

The Naples, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $23.09 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Naples report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $15.51 to $30.00 per hour. Filtered for Naples’ annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $48,020 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $32,270 to $62,390 per year.

North Port – Bradenton – Sarasota

The Bradenton, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $20.38 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Bradenton report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.97 to $25.29 per hour. Filtered for Bradenton’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $42,400 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $20,730 to $52,600 per year.

Ocala

The Ocala, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $16.82 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Ocala report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $13.31 to $19.90 per hour. Filtered for Ocala’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $34,990 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $27,680 to $41,380 per year.

Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford

The Orlando, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $16.97 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Orlando report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $13.55 to $19.32 per hour. Filtered for Orlando’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $35,290 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $28,170 to $40,180 per year.

Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville

The Melbourne, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $23.09 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Melbourne report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $13.59 to $28.56 per hour. Filtered for Melbourne’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $48,040 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $28,280 to $59,400 per year.

Panama City – Lynn Haven – Panama City Beach

The Panama City, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $11.30 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Panama City report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.64 to $13.85 per hour. Filtered for Panama City’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $23,500 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $17,960 to $28,800 per year.

Pensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent

The Pensacola, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $20.05 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Pensacola report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $14.90 to $21.83 per hour. Filtered for Pensacola’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $41,700 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $30,990 to $45,400 per year.

Sebastian – Vero Beach

The Sebastian, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $28.18 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Sebastian report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $23.50 to $33.03 per hour. Filtered for Sebastian’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $58,610 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $48,870 to $68,700 per year.

Tallahassee

The Tallahassee, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $17.40 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Tallahassee report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $10.73 to $24.04 per hour. Filtered for Tallahassee’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $36,180 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $22,310 to $50,000 per year.

Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater

The Tampa, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $17.36 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Tampa report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $10.15 to $21.69 per hour. Filtered for Tampa’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $36,110 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $21,120 to $45,120 per year.

West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach

The West Palm Beach, Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $16.35 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in West Palm Beach report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $10.75 to $19.64 per hour. Filtered for West Palm Beach’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $34,010 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $22,370 to $40,850 per year.

Northwest Florida

The Northwest Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $12.04 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in the Northwest Florida region report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.36 to $9.90 per hour. This is one of the most extreme examples we have encountered where the average does not reflect reasonable expectations. The average hourly wage is more than $2 per hour above our expected range. A small sample and select few very highly paid massage therapists have driven the average far above reasonable expectations. Filtered for Northwest Florida’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $25,050 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $17,390 to $20,590 per year.

South Florida

The South Florida massage therapist average hourly wage is $18.72 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in the South Florida report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.68 to $30.88 per hour. Filtered for South Florida’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $38,940 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $18,040 to $64,230 per year.

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