Massage Therapist Salary Pennsylvania

Massage Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania, 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.

Pennsylvania – Statewide

Statewide, a Pennsylvania massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $17.59. 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 Pennsylvania range from $10.26 to $23.18 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Pennsylvania massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $36,580 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Pennsylvania massage therapist would be from $21,340 to $48,210 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 seven such areas in Pennsylvania: Allentown – Bethlehem – Easton, Erie, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, and Scranton – Wilkes-Barre. To cover more of the state, we found data for three non-metro areas too: West Central Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan areas. We detail all ten below.

Allentown – Bethlehem – Easton

An Allentown, Pennsylvania massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.82. The middle fifty percent of earners in Allentown report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $12.13 to $19.59 per hour. Filtered for Allentown’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $34,990 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $25,220 to $40,740 per year.

Erie

An Erie, Pennsylvania massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $15.12. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Erie returns a massage therapist’s wages from $9.22 to $18.62 per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Erie we find $31,440 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $19,170 to $38,730 per year.

Lancaster

A Lancaster, Pennsylvania massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $15.68. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Lancaster returns a massage therapist’s wages from $9.71 to $18.39 per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Lancaster we find $32,620 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $20,190 to $38,250 per year.

Philadelphia

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $20.94 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Philadelphia report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $13.00 to $30.45 per hour. Filtered for Philadelphia’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $43,560 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $27,070 to $63,340 per year.

Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $14.85 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Pittsburgh report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.23 to $16.82 per hour. Filtered for Pittsburgh’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $30,890 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $19,190 to $34,990 per year.

Reading

The Reading, Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $13.40 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Reading report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $10.72 to $14.26 per hour. Filtered for Reading’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $27,870 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $22,290 to $29,660 per year.

Scranton – Wilkes-Barre

The Scranton, Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $21.10 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Scranton report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $16.40 to $23.32 per hour. Filtered for Scranton’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $43,880 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $34,120 to $48,500 per year.

West Central Pennsylvania

The West Central Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $13.50 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in the West Central Pennsylvania region report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.34 to $19.98 per hour. Filtered for West Central Pennsylvania’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $28,070 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $17,350 to $41,570 per year.

Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Northeastern Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $11.01 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.60 to $11.49 per hour. Filtered for Northeastern Pennsylvania’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $22,910 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $19,970 to $23,900 per year.

East Central Pennsylvania

The East Central Pennsylvania massage therapist average hourly wage is $11.90 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in the East Central Pennsylvania area report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $8.03 to $12.20 per hour. Filtered for East Central Pennsylvania’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $24,750 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $16,700 to $25,380 per year.

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