Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists take home approximately $41K per year on average. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists is high. Female Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,583 - $58,324
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,131
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90%

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$15.33 - $88.80
(Median)
$15
$23
$89
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,583 - $58,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,453  
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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$30,980 - $67,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $88.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,453  
   
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).
)
$30,980 - $67,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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"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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 8%

Spanish Language
up arrow 6%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$43,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%
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