Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salary

For Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, higher-than-average salaries can be found at Self-Employed, where the average employee brings in around $181K relative to the national average of $51K per year for those in this line of work. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,763 - $75,074
$37K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,040
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50%
90%

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$20.17 - $101.18
$20
$32
$100
MEDIAN: $32.47
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$0$99K
Salary $36,763 - $75,074
Bonus $251.68 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $2,750
Total Pay (?
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$38,689 - $99,304
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 322
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $20.17 - $101.18
Overtime $32.50
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $251.68 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$38,689 - $99,304
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151

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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

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Provide individual, couple, family and group therapy
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems
  • Assess, diagnose and counsel individuals, couples and families
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions

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Popular Skills for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Clinical Psychology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Play Therapy and Case Management. Most people experienced in Counseling also know Group Therapy and Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 206 salaries. An experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 114 salaries. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,759

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

San Jose, San Diego, and Los Angeles — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Atlanta bring in salaries that are 35 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Oklahoma City and St. Paul (32 percent lower and 28 percent lower, respectively).

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Reviews

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Jose:
"Pretty awesome place to work."
Pros: Goal focused clients.
Cons: Pay doesn't align with expenses.

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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Key Stats for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

▲34%

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$55,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries

Bilingual
▲12%

Clinical Psychology
▲8%


National Average
$55,000

▼1%


Case Management
▼5%

Play Therapy
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%
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