Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

For Marriage & Family Therapists, yearly average wages total $44K annually. Pay ranges from $32K on the low end to $78K per year on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Marriage & Family Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Female Marriage & Family Therapists make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,172 - $63,062
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,645
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50%
90%

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$16.92 - $97.19
(Median)
$17
$25
$97
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,172 - $63,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$32,113 - $78,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 734
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$16.92 - $97.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.17  
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$32,113 - $78,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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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Marriage & Family Therapists may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which pays $53K on average annually.

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Popular Skills for Marriage / Family Therapist


Marriage & Family Therapists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Group Therapy, Spanish Language, Clinical Psychology, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management. It is often found that people who know Case Management are 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Marriage & Family Therapists. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $43K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $49K. Marriage & Family Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,179

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Marriage & Family Therapists, 26 percent above the national average. Marriage & Family Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+18 percent), Honolulu (+12 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Marriage & Family Therapists is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Phoenix (18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Group Therapy
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Spanish Language
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Clinical Psychology
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Emergency/Trauma
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Counseling
0%

National Average
$45,000

Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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