Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

31-9011 Massage Therapists



Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 14024$24.86/hr$10.05/hr$13.19/hr$27.01/hr$30.30/hr$42.41/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services860$25.71/hr
Leisure and Hospitality190$17.73/hr
Other Services1,110$24.04/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$18.09/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$21.55/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$21.31/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$21.62/hr1.2%
Northeast Minnesota 60$25.01/hr16.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$24.99/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$21.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$21.17/hr11.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 70$15.19/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$26.69/hr15.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$22.15/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$27.35/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$27.01/hr4.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,720$24.72/hr30.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,740$24.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,180$24.72/hr22.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,590$27.50/hr18.6%
Skincare Specialists 580$16.69/hr8.9%
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors 6,490$20.03/hr5.5%


  • Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
  • Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
  • Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Maintain treatment records.
  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.
  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
  • Maintain treatment records.
  • Perform other adjunctive therapies or treatment techniques in addition to massage.
  • Perform other adjunctive therapies or treatment techniques in addition to massage.