Massage Therapist Salary Tennessee

Massage Therapist Salary in Tennessee

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 Tennessee, 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.

Tennessee – Statewide

Statewide, a Tennessee massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $18.64. 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 Tennessee range from $12.40 to $22.36 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Tennessee massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $38,780 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Tennessee massage therapist would be from $25,800to $46,500 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 Tennessee: Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville – Davidson – Murfreesboro – Franklin. We detail each below.

Chattanooga

A Chattanooga, Tennessee massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $18.88. The middle fifty percent of earners in Chattanooga report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $9.32 to $25.46 per hour. Filtered for Chattanooga’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $39,260 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $19,380 to $52,960 per year.

Johnson City

A Johnson City, Tennessee massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $16.53. More than ten percent lower than the state average. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Johnson City returns a massage therapist’s wages from $12.59 to $20.81per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Johnson City we find $34,370 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $26,180 to $43,280 per year.

Knoxville

The Knoxville, Tennessee massage therapist average hourly wage is $18.54 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Knoxville report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $12.31 to $23.45 per hour. Filtered for Knoxville’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $38,570 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $25,610 to $48,780 per year.

Memphis

A Memphis, Tennessee massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $20.82. More than ten percent above the state average. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in Memphis report a massage therapist’s wages range from $10.26 to $32.25per hour. Filtered for Memphis’ annual massage therapist’s salary we find $43,310 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $21,340 to $67,090 per year.

Nashville – Davidson – Murfreesboro – Franklin

A Nashville, Tennessee massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $19.32. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in Nashville report a massage therapist’s wages range from $15.37 to $21.24per hour. Filtered for Nashville’s annual massage therapist’s salary we find $40,190 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $31,970 to $44,180 per year.

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