Massage Therapist Salary Virginia

Massage Therapist Salary in Virginia

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 Virginia, 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.

Virginia – Statewide

Statewide, a Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $21.36. 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 Virginia range from $15.09 to $27.55 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a Virginia massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $44,430 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a Virginia massage therapist would be from $31,390 to $57,300 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 four such areas in Virginia: Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach – Norfolk – Newport News. To cover more of the state, we found data for one non-metro area too: Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area. We detail each below.

Charlottesville

A Charlottesville, Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $19.79. The middle fifty percent of earners in Charlottesville report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $15.97 to $22.83 per hour. Filtered for Charlottesville’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $41,170 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $33,220 to $47,480 per year.

Lynchburg

A Lynchburg, Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $14.04. Thirty percent below the state average. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Lynchburg returns a massage therapist’s wages from $10.12 to $17.23 per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Lynchburg we find $29,210 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $21,050 to $35,840 per year.

Richmond

The Richmond, Virginia massage therapist average hourly wage is $17.02 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Richmond report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $13.46 to $18.19 per hour. Filtered for Richmond’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $35,400 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $28,000 to $37,840 per year.

Virginia Beach – Norfolk – Newport News

A Virginia Beach, Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $17.35. Well below the state average. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in Virginia Beach report a massage therapist’s wages range from $13.12 to $21.13 per hour. Filtered for Virginia Beach’s annual massage therapist’s salary we find $36,080 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $27,290 to $43,960 per year.

Northwestern Virginia

A Northwestern Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $20.49. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in Northwestern Virginia report a massage therapist’s wages range from $14.63 to $22.13 per hour. Filtered for Northwestern Virginia’s annual massage therapist’s salary we find $42,620 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $30,430 to $46,020 per year.

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