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Massage Therapy in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Massage Therapy Programs in Kentucky

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Kentucky students graduate with certificates in massage therapy. That means an estimated 245 massage therapists graduate from Kentucky's 8 massage therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky with a massage therapy program is Daymar College-Paducah Main, which is located in Paducah. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, Daymar College-Paducah Main graduated no students from its massage therapy program.

Spencerian College-Lexington, which is located in Lexington, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a massage therapy program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Spencerian College-Lexington graduated 49 students from its massage therapy program. The tuition rate at Spencerian College-Lexington was $14,839 per year.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky with a massage therapy program is Spencerian College, which is located in Louisville. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. In 2010, 30 students graduated from Spencerian College massage therapy program. Tuition at Spencerian College was $15,960 per year.


Massage therapy schools in Kentucky, charge students an average tuition of $10,455 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,960 per year, or as little as $11,750 per year. In 2010, the massage therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kentucky were:

  1. Spencerian College - located in Louisville, students are charged $15,960 per year
  2. Daymar College-Owensboro Campus - located in Owensboro, students are charged $15,344 per year
  3. Daymar College-Louisville - located in Louisville, students are charged $15,295 per year

The massage therapy schools in Kentucky that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Southwestern College - located in Florence, students are charged $11,750 per year
  2. Spencerian College-Lexington - located in Lexington, students are charged $14,839 per year
  3. Daymar College-Louisville - located in Louisville, students are charged $15,295 per year

A massage therapy certificate from a Kentucky school... what next?

The highest percentage of massage therapy graduates in Kentucky pursue careers as a massage therapist. 530 massage therapists were working in Kentucky in 2010. The largest populations of Kentucky massage therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 170 massage therapists
  2. Bourbon County

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of massage therapists is expected to grow by 12% by 2018. There are projected to be 690 massage therapists working in the Kentucky then.


A massage therapist in Kentucky makes an average of $38,100 per year. However, Kentucky massage therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,660 per year to more than $49,710 per year in 2010. A massage therapist in the following Kentucky counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clark County - $43,300 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $35,230 per year

A massage therapist in the following counties in Kentucky make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bourbon County - $35,230 per year
  2. Clark County - $43,300 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in massage therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as hospitality or sports medicine.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy in Kentucky
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy in Kentucky

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Massage Therapists 530 $38,100 152.4%

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