Massage Therapist Salary Louisiana

Massage Therapist Salary in Lousiana

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 Louisiana, 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.

Louisiana – Statewide

Statewide, a Louisiana massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.51. 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 Louisiana range from $9.25 to $16.50 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Louisiana massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $34,330 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Louisiana massage therapist would be from $19,240to $34,310 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 three such areas in Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans – Metairie – Kenner. We detail each below.

Baton Rouge

A Baton Rouge, Louisiana massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $14.50. The middle fifty percent of earners in Baton Rouge report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $11.73 to $17.52 per hour. Filtered for Baton Rouge’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $30,160 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $24,400 to $36,450 per year.

Lafayette

A Lafayette, Louisiana massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $14.23. Significantly below the state average. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Lafayette returns a massage therapist’s wages from $12.64 to $16.27per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Lafayette we find $29,590 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $26,280 to $33,830 per year.

New Orleans – Metairie – Kenner

The New Orleans, Louisiana massage therapist average hourly wage is $20.51 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in New Orleans report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.65 to $21.95 per hour. Filtered for New Orleans’ annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $42,660 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $18,000 to $45,650 per year.

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