Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

The average Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapist earns approximately $45K annually. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists is high. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. The vast majority of Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,342 - $60,590
$33K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,718
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$15.87 - $44.83
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$45
MEDIAN: $22.81
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$0$69K
Salary $33,342 - $60,590
Bonus $50.68 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$33,305 - $69,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 341
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.87 - $44.83
Overtime $7.86 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $50.68 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$33,305 - $69,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 162

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,396

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+15 percent) and New York (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Marriage & Family Therapist's salary, with Pittsburgh Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers in Denver and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 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
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲7%

Spanish Language
▲7%

Group Therapy
▲6%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 27%
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