Connecticut Massage Therapists Salary - CT
Connecticut is a great place for massage therapists, and is one of the highest-paying states in the country; its 610 therapists earn an average of $27.70 per hour. The average Connecticut massage therapist Salary is $57,620 per year. Salaries are reasonably high throughout the state. A Hartford, Connecticut Massage therapist salary is $44,680 where 180 massage therapists are currently employed. In New Haven, 90 massage therapists earn a mean of $43,060, and in Norwich-New London, 40 earn a yearly mean of $49,130.
Across the United States the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2008 there were 51,250 massage therapists, whose average yearly earnings were $39,850.
According to the 2008-09 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in states like Connecticut where the field is regulated, massage therapists who complete educational programs and pass the national certifying test are likely to have the best employment prospects. Joining an association, says the report, is also helpful for networking and building the contacts that can increase available work.