Massage Therapist Salary Maine
Massage Therapist Salary in Maine
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 Maine, 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.
Maine – Statewide
Statewide, a Maine massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $20.44. 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 Maine range from $15.73 to $24.70 per hour.
As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Maine massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $42,520 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Maine massage therapist would be from $32,730 to $51,730 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 data for only one of these in Maine, the Portland – South Portland – Biddeford region. In recognition that Maine is not just Portland, we were also able to extract data for what is referred to as the Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area. We provide explanatory data for both below.
Portland – South Portland – Biddeford
A Portland, Maine massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $18.30. Surprisingly, the average in the MSA is significantly below the state average. The middle fifty percent of earners in Portland report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $15.27 to $21.05 per hour. Filtered for Portland’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $38,060 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $31,770 to $43,770 per year.
A Southwest Maine massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $24.39. Far surpassing the state average. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in Southwest Maine report a massage therapist’s wages range from $16.64 to $29.30 per hour. Filtered for Southwest Maine’s annual massage therapist’s salary we find $50,740 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $34,610 to $60,940 per year.
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