Oklahoma Massage Therapists Salary - OK
Massage Therapy Salary in Oklahoma
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a Utah massage therapist salary range of $69,600 at the high end to $16,700 at the low end with a median of $34,900 for massage therapists. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapists earn an average about 19 hours a week of actual massage related work at about $41.50 an hour, including tips. On average, massage therapists make $45,000 per year in Oklahoma City and $41,000 in Tulsa.
In the US, there were 117,000 massage therapists in 2006 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that will increase an additional 20% to 141,500 by 2016. In Oklahoma, the profession is growing almost as rapidly, with an expected increase of 15% by 2016. This is faster than average growth, meaning that massage therapy is an “in demand” profession. Ninety-two percent of massage therapists are self-employed with 44% working at least part time in a client’s home or business, 29% in spas and 27% in healthcare. Due to the physical demands of the job, 17 or more hours of actual massage per week is considered full time.