Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salary

Demand for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists runs highest in California; the three top-paying cities in the United States are Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,554 - $74,370
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,597
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$20.72 - $104.85
(Median)
$21
$32
$100
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,554 - $74,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,562  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$37,770 - $100,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.72 - $104.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,562  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,770 - $100,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Job Description for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage and family therapists specialize in assessing psychological issues within families and couples. They identify the issues and their effect on family members and the relationships between family members. The therapist works out of a plan of action that might include one-on-one talk therapy with the affected parties, couples therapy, or other methods. They provide support to the family members and utilize community resources to assist patients and their families. They also confer with the patients' medical doctors regarding ongoing treatment options.

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Tasks

  • Assess, diagnose and counsel individuals, couples and families.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions.
  • Provide individual, couple, family and group therapy.

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Popular Skills for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Group Therapy. Those educated in Counseling tend to be well versed in Group Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $49K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $54K. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,636

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, California means bigger paychecks — those in Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco earn more than Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the rest of the country. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in St. Paul take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (19 percent lower) and Oklahoma City (18 percent lower).

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Reviews

What is it like working as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist?

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oklahoma City:
"Counseling rocks."
Pros: I like having clients a psychological tool kit so when problems arise a client can take out the correct tool and use it.
Cons: Travel.

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Experience Affects Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 16%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 12%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
0%

National Average
$53,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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