Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

For Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists, annual average wages total $45K per year. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and over one-half have dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,653 - $60,136
$33K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,592
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$15.66 - $40.23
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,653 - $60,136  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$1,245  
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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$32,713 - $65,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $40.23  
   
Overtime
$7.93 - $44.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,245  
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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$32,713 - $65,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,932

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists, 29 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+16 percent), New York (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+2 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Denver and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent less).

Marriage / Family Therapist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Marriage / Family Therapist in Chicago:
"MFT Specific."
Because Marriage and Family Therapists have a uniquely systemic perspective, it is important to make sure you are in supervision and consultation with someone who will nurture your skills and development. Also, don't be afraid to follow and stick with your passions. Collaborate with others and learn from them. Learn some basic skills related to care management... this will inform and support the effectiveness of your therapeutic care.

Key Stats for Marriage / Family Therapist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲8%

Spanish Language
▲8%

Group Therapy
▲7%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲3%

Emergency/Trauma
▲1%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 25%