Registered Massage Therapist Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about registered massage therapist demographics? We analyzed 154 registered massage therapists resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Registered Massage Therapist Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as registered massage therapists. Keep reading to find out what the results for registered massage therapists were.

Registered Massage Therapist Gender Ratio

Among registered massage therapists, 70.7% of them are women compared to 22.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 70.7%
  • Male, 22.6%
  • Unknown, 6.7%

Registered Massage Therapist Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among registered massage therapists is White, which makes up 68.3% of all registered massage therapists. Comparatively, there are 15.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.2% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 68.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.4%
  • Asian, 9.2%
  • Black or African American, 4.8%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Registered Massage Therapists

The chart below shows that 33.3% of registered massage therapists speak Swedish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Spanish at 25.0% and French is the third-most popular at 16.7%.

Job Title
  • Swedish, 33.3%
  • Spanish, 25.0%
  • French, 16.7%
  • Hindi, 8.3%
  • Tagalog, 8.3%
  • Other, 8.4%

Registered Massage Therapist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among registered massage therapists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Registered Massage Therapist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the registered massage therapist position over time.

Male
Female
23%
20%
17%
14%
11%
8%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Registered 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 registered massage therapists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of registered massage therapists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Registered Massage Therapist

By looking over 154 registered massage therapists resumes, we figured out that the average registered massage therapist enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 25%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Registered Massage Therapist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of registered massage therapist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of registered massage therapists is 40+ years old, which represents 51% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Registered Massage Therapists with Other Job Titles

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.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Pathology Transcriptionist5%92%
Certified Registered Dental Assistant6%92%
Radiology Transcriptionist7%90%
Registered Massage Therapist23%71%
Masseur70%24%
Donations Attendant74%20%
Delivery Technician84%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Delivery Technician
Donations Attendant
Masseur
Registered Massage Therapist
Radiology Transcriptionist
Certified Registered Dental Assistant
Pathology Transcriptionist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Registered 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 registered massage therapists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Certified Registered Dental Assistant8.63%
Student Nursing Assistant9.76%
Medical Assisting Extern11.50%
Occupational Therapy Assistant18.94%
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant19.15%
Registered Massage Therapist29.59%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Registered Massage Therapist?

male-income
Male Income
$52,540
female-income
Female Income
$51,047

Registered Massage Therapist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and White women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$57,176
$55,124
$53,072
$51,019
$48,967
$46,915
$44,863
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Registered Massage Therapist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$53,558
Some College/ Associate Degree$54,655
Bachelor's Degree$56,133
Master's Degree$57,663

Registered Massage Therapist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$60,350
$57,663
$54,976
$52,289
$49,602
$46,915
$44,228
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Registered Massage Therapist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ registered massage therapists. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most registered massage therapists is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire registered massage therapists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Registered Massage Therapist Work In

Employees with the registered massage therapist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most registered massage therapists prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

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Private

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ registered massage therapists. Those industries include health care, retail and pharmaceutical.

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Health Care

Retail

Hospitality

Energy

Technology

Registered Massage Therapist Jobs