Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for certified massage therapists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 79,215 certified massage therapists currently employed in the United States.
- 80.6% of all certified massage therapists are women, while 19.4% are men.
- The average age of an employed certified massage therapist is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of certified massage therapists is White (60.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.8%), Asian (11.0%) and Black or African American (6.0%).
- In 2021, women earned 90% of what men earned.
- 13% of all certified massage therapists are LGBT.
- Certified massage therapists are 84% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Certified Massage Therapist Statistics By Gender
80.6% of certified massage therapists are women and 19.4% of certified massage therapists are men.
- Female, 80.6%
- Male, 19.4%
Certified Massage Therapists By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Certified Massage Therapist
Women Earn 90¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Certified Massage Therapist Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the certified massage therapist position over time.
Certified Massage Therapist Gender By Year
Certified Massage Therapist Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, delivery technician and donations attendant have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Registered Dental Assistant||5%||95%|
|Certified Massage Therapist||19%||81%|
Certified Massage Therapist Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among certified massage therapists is White, which makes up 60.5% of all certified massage therapists. Comparatively, there are 16.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.0% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 60.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 16.8%
- Asian, 11.0%
- Black or African American, 6.0%
- Unknown, 5.3%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Certified Massage Therapist Race
|Certified Massage Therapist Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||16.8%|
|Black or African American||6.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4%|
Certified Massage Therapist Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among certified massage therapists.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Certified Massage Therapist Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Certified Massage Therapist Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$51,263|
|Hispanic or Latino||$53,072|
Average Age of a Certified Massage Therapist
We determined the average age of certified massage therapists based on ethnicity and gender.
Certified Massage Therapist Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||34||39|
|Hispanic or Latino||43||33|
Certified Massage Therapist Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of certified massage therapist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of certified massage therapists is 40+ years old, which represents 51% of the population.
Certified Massage Therapist Age
|Certified Massage Therapist Years||Percentages|
Types of Certified Massage Therapist Degree Levels
The most common degree for certified massage therapists is bachelor's degree 34% of certified massage therapists earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 29% and rounding it off is diploma with 9%.
- Bachelors, 34%
- Associate, 29%
- Diploma, 9%
- High School Diploma, 5%
- Other Degrees, 23%
Certified Massage Therapists By Education
|Certified Massage Therapist Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||5%|
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Certified Massage Therapist Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$52,887|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$52,844|
Certified Massage Therapist Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where certified massage therapists work. We found most certified massage therapists work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most certified massage therapists is the health care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire certified massage therapists.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Certified Massage Therapist Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||7%|
|50 - 100 employees||19%|
|100 - 500 employees||34%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||14%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||16%|
|> 10,000 employees||11%|
The Types Of Companies Certified Massage Therapist Work In
Employees with the certified massage therapist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most certified massage therapists prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Certified Massage Therapist Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Certified Massage Therapists
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ certified massage therapists. Those industries include health care, retail and hospitality.
Certified Massage Therapist Industry Statistics
Certified Massage Therapist Turnover And Employment Statistics
Certified Massage Therapist Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of certified massage therapists changed.
- Unemployment rate
Certified Massage Therapist Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Certified Massage Therapist Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Certified Massage Therapist Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,941 certified massage therapists resumes, we figured out that the average certified massage therapist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.
Less than one year
Certified Massage Therapist Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||17%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Certified Massage Therapists with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to certified massage therapists.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Expanded Function Dental Assistant||4.40%||69,681|
|Certified Massage Therapist||13.02%||-|
Certified Massage Therapist LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Expanded Function Dental Assistant||4.40%||69,681|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Certified Massage Therapists
The most common foreign language among certified massage therapists is Swedish at 46.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Spanish at 20.7% and Thai is the third-most popular at 13.2%.
- Swedish, 46.3%
- Spanish, 20.7%
- Thai, 13.2%
- Japanese, 3.3%
- Chinese, 2.5%
- Other, 14.0%
Certified Massage Therapist Languages Spoken