Massage Therapist Salary Kentucky

Massage Therapist Salary in Kentucky

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 Kentucky, 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.

Kentucky – Statewide

Statewide, a Kentucky massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.41. 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 Kentucky range from $12.41 to $18.20 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Kentucky massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $34,130 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Kentucky massage therapist would be from $25,800to $37,860 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 two such areas in Kentucky: Lexington – Fayette and Louisville. To cover more of the state, we found data for two non-metro areas too: West Kentucky nonmetropolitan and West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan areas. We detail all four below.

Lexington – Fayette

A Lexington, Kentucky massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.35. The middle fifty percent of earners in Lexington report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $13.51 to $17.43 per hour. Filtered for Lexington’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $34,010 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $28,100 to $36,250 per year.

Louisville

A Louisville, Kentucky massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $17.06. Somewhat above the state average. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Louisville returns a massage therapist’s wages from $11.95 to $21.28per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Louisville we find $35,480 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $24,860 to $44,260 per year.

West Kentucky

The West Kentucky massage therapist average hourly wage is $19.06 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in West Kentucky report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $12.10 to $26.06 per hour. Filtered for West Kentucky’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $39,650 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $25,160 to $54,210 per year.

West Central Kentucky

A West Central Kentucky massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $14.70. Much lower than the state average. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in West Central Kentucky report a massage therapist’s wages range from $11.45 to $17.02per hour. Filtered for West Central Kentucky’s annual massage therapist’s salary we find $30,590 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $23,820 to $35,390 per year.

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