Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Nebraska – Schools, Salary, and License Info

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Nebraska

If you want to get your massage therapy license in Nebraska, you should know requirements are higher than in other parts of the country.

You will also have to be 19 years old and have a high school diploma.

Schooling Criteria

You need 1,000 hours of education, and 100 hours in each following subjects:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Hygiene and Practical demonstration
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pathology
  • Massage
  • Health service management

The program you attend must be 9 months long, and and rest of the hours should be focused on clinical practice.

Popular Programs

School Name Address
Hamilton College 3350 North 90th St. Omaha, NE 68134
Midwest School of Massage 10159 J St. Omaha, NE 68127
Myotherapy Institute 6020 South 58th St. Lincoln, NE 68516
Omaha School of Massage 9748 Park Drive Omaha, NE 68127
Universal College of Healing Arts 8702 North 30th St. Omaha, NE 68132

Testing Criteria

In order to get licensed, you need the MBLEx exam for which you will find an application on the Board’s site.

The applications take 5 days to process and you can take the test within 3 months.

The exam can be taken online, but you need to send in your results and print the form.

You need a 75% passing score.

Reciprocity Certification

If you are licensed in another state, you can get a reciprocity license if you meet the 1,000 hours criteria by practice and schooling together.

You can also get to the 1,000-hour requirement at a 100-hour annual rate by either attending a program or work.

The training must be done in schools approved by the FSMTB or the NCBTMB.

One semester usually counts as 15 hours.

How to Apply

You have to submit proof you either match of criteria, or all criteria except for national exam.

If you haven’t taken the national exam, you can get a temporary permit to work.

The school you trained at must send in transcripts of your course.

You must also send in your health or environmental license if you have any, in order to get a credential certification.

If you have a criminal record, you will need to detail it before being received for the exam and send it court records.

The certification entity must also submit copies of evaluations and treatments if these were performed,

The license cost varies, and the temporary certification requires a $25 fee.

Other Info

You can find out more about the licensing process by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

You can also learn more about the industry if you check out the Nebraska Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Massage therapists with more certifications and experience, earn more than those who just started their careers.

Annual Salary Range:
Annual Salary by Location:
Location Avg. Annual Salary
Omaha $48,410
Lincoln $48,176
Bellevue $48,410
Grand Island $47,511
Kearney $47,511
Fremont $47,688
Hastings $47,511
Norfolk $42,140
North Platte $46,065
Columbus $47,511

Regional Salary in Nebraska

Region Employed Avg. Annual Salary Avg. Hourly Pay Top 10% Annual Salary Bottom 10% Annual Salary
Lincoln, NE80$48,550$23.34$85,240$25,160
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA220$56,440$27.14$80,930$27,060
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Massage Therapists, OCC Code 31-9011, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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