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Louisiana Massage Therapists Salary - LA

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008, 51,250 massage therapists worked in the United States, and they earned an average yearly wage of $39,850. Nationwide the numbers employed are expected to increase faster than average between 2006 and 2016 as more people learn how massage therapy employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, with an increase of about 20 percent over the 2006 to 2016 time period. The change will be a consequence of people finding out more about the advantages of using massage therapists as well as increased acceptance of the field’s legitimacy by medical practitioners and health insurance companies.


Massage can help reduce stress, contribute to improvement in the cases of certain injures and illness, and help raise energy levels among the elderly. Massage therapists are employed by many Louisiana industries, including day spas, resorts, health clubs, fitness studios, wellness centers, salons, sports teams, hospices, and private practice.

The state of Louisiana has 360 registered massage therapists.  The average Louisiana massage therapist salary is $26,060. The number of employed massage therapists and the average Louisiana massage therapist salary by major city is listed below:

Baton Rouge, 50, at $27,960
Lafayette, 30, at $29,330
New Orleans, 150, at $22,970
Shreveport-Bossier City, 40, at $42,950

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