Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is $49,373 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Total Pay (?
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$34,695 - $70,678
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MEDIAN: $49,373
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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Total Pay (?
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$20.45 - $101.66
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$34,695 - $70,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$36,495 - $104,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.45 - $101.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$36,495 - $104,332  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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National Average
$52,000
San Francisco
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%
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