Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Average Marriage & Family Therapists in the United States make around $44K annually. Compensation ranges from $32K on the lower end to $79K per year on the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most Marriage & Family Therapists survey respondents are women (78 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$31,201 - $63,453
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,503
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$16.50 - $96.38
(Median)
$17
$25
$96
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,201 - $63,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $1,975  
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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$32,092 - $79,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $96.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $1,975  
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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$32,092 - $79,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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Job Description for Marriage / Family Therapist

The duty of a marriage/family therapist is to counsel individuals and treat patients. The individual would counsel couples and families regarding a wide range of possible psychological issues relating to their personal relationships.

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Marriage / 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.

Common Career Paths for Marriage / Family Therapist


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For Marriage & Family Therapists who go on to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist earns $53K annually.

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Popular Skills for Marriage / Family Therapist


Survey takers who work as Marriage & Family Therapists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Spanish Language, Emergency/Trauma, Clinical Psychology, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management. Those proficient in Case Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Clinical Psychology.

Pay by Experience Level for Marriage / Family Therapist

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


Marriage & Family Therapists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $43K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Marriage & Family Therapists bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $66K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 36 percent, Marriage & Family Therapists in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Marriage & Family Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Honolulu (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Philadelphia (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Marriage & Family Therapists in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (18 percent lower) and Phoenix (17 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 3%

Clinical Psychology
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National Average
$45,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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