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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salary

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in search of top-notch pay will find it at Self-Employed, where the median salary of $181K trumps the $50K per year-national average for those in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,162 - $72,135
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$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,888
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$20.31 - $121.10
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$120
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,162 - $72,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,562  
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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$37,011 - $102,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.31 - $121.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,562  
   
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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$37,011 - $102,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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 narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Clinical Psychology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Group Therapy. Those familiar with Counseling also tend to know Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $50K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $54K. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $71K.

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Experience Affects Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 22%


National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 16%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 12%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 8%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Group Therapy
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 31%