Massage Therapist Salary West Virginia

Massage Therapist Salary in West 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 West 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.

West Virginia – Statewide

Statewide, a West Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $15.86. 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 West Virginia range from $9.34 to $20.36 per hour.

As we said, we analyzed the data to filter for a West Virginia massage therapist’s annual salary too. Here we found an average of $32,980 per year. To add context here, we pulled out that middle fifty percent range again and found the annual salary range for a West Virginia massage therapist would be from $19,440 to $42,340 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 two such areas in West Virginia: Charleston and Huntington – Ashland. To cover more of the state, we found data for two non-metro areas too: Southern West Virginia and North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan areas. We detail all four below.

Charleston

A Charleston, West Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $17.11. The middle fifty percent of earners in Charleston report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $12.02 to $20.72 per hour. Filtered for Charleston’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $35,600 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $25,000 to $43,090 per year.

Huntington – Ashland

A Huntington, West Virginia massage therapist has an average hourly wage of $15.36. Just below the state average. The middle fifty percent calculation for hourly earners in Huntington – Ashland returns a massage therapist’s wages from $8.95 to $18.28 per hour. Screened for annual massage therapist’s salary in Huntington we find $31,960 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $18,610 to $38,030 per year.

Southern West Virginia

The Southern West Virginia massage therapist average hourly wage is $11.94 according to the government survey. The middle fifty percent of earners in Southern West Virginia report a massage therapist’s hourly earnings ranges from $10.01 to $13.37 per hour. Filtered for Southern West Virginia’s annual massage therapist’s salary we discovered an average of $24,820 per year with the middle fifty percent range spread from $20,820 to $27,800 per year.

North Central West Virginia

A North Central West Virginia massage therapist generally not covered by the above areas was found to have an average hourly wage of $16.15. Just above the state average. The middle fifty percent of hourly earners in the North Central area of West Virginia report a massage therapist’s wages range from $8.74 to $20.87 per hour. Filtered for this area of North Central West Virginia’s annual massage therapist’s salary we find $33,580 for the annual average with the mid 50% spread from $18,170 to $43,410 per year.

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