Massage Therapist Salary Illinois

Massage Therapist Salary in Illinois

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 Illinois, 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.

Illinois – Statewide

Statewide, an Illinois massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.43. 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 Illinois range from $9.89 to $21.24 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for an Illinois massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $34,180 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Illinois massage therapist would be from $20,570 to $44,190 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 five such areas in Illinois: Chicago – Joliet – Naperville, Lake County – Kenosha County, Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield. To cover more of the state, we found data for two non-metro areas too: Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan and South Illinois nonmetropolitan areas. We detail all seven below.

Chicago – Joliet – Naperville

A Chicago, Illinois massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.21. The middle fifty percent of earners in Chicago report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.95 to $21.08 per hour. Filtered for Chicago’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $33,730 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $20,700 to $43,840 per year.

Lake County – Kenosha County

A Lake County, Illinois massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $20.31. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Lake County returns a massage therapist’s wages from $13.18 to $25.74 per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Lake County we find $42,250 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $27,420 to $53,530 per year.

Peoria

A Peoria, Illinois massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $23.02. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Peoria returns a massage therapist’s wages from $17.72 to $22.41 per hour. Note that a few highly paid therapists in Peoria have skewed the average above the expected range; quite an unusual result that shows the importance of looking beyond the average. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Peoria we find $47,880 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $36,850 to $46,620 per year.

Rockford

The Rockford, Illinois massage therapist average hourly wage is $12.79 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Rockford report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.24 to $14.79 per hour. Filtered for Rockford’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $26,610 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $19,210 to $30,770 per year.

Springfield

The Springfield, Illinois massage therapist average hourly wage is $20.20 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Springfield report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $14.96 to $25.81 per hour. Filtered for Springfield’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $42,010 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $31,130 to $53,680 per year.

Northwest Illinois

The Northwest Illinois massage therapist average hourly wage is $15.38 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Northwest Illinois report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.18 to $18.63 per hour. Filtered for Northwest Illinois’ annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $31,990 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $19,090 to $38,760 per year.

South Illinois

A South Illinois massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $14.45. Approximately two dollars per hour below the state average. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in South Illinois report a massage therapist’s wages range from $8.92 to $18.45 per hour. Filtered for South Illinois’ annual massage therapist’s salary we find $30,060 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $18,560 to $38,380 per year.

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