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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 6010$25.47/hr$13.06/hr$22.42/hr$23.75/hr$29.65/hr$39.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services630$26.82/hr
Leisure and Hospitality50$38.56/hr
Other Services540$24.91/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$22.91/hr20.8%
Southwest Balance of State 20$23.39/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$24.43/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$23.46/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$23.46/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$19.11/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$23.75/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$25.62/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$32.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$29.13/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$25.86/hr23.9%
Southeast Minnesota 60$23.75/hr20.3%
Central Minnesota 90$24.91/hr22.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 960$24.91/hr32.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,030$24.91/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,230$24.91/hr28.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Animal Caretakers 3,850$15.52/hr23.9%
Occupational Therapy Aides 10$20.29/hr2.7%
Skincare Specialists 1,260$17.78/hr23.1%


  • 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.