Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist earns an average salary of $40,870 per year.
Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Total Pay (?
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$30,547 - $58,616
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,870
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Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Total Pay (?
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$15.01 - $83.53
(Median)
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84
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,547 - $58,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
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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$30,816 - $71,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $83.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
   
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).
)
$30,816 - $71,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 787
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Pay Difference By Location
Riverside
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Atlanta
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San Francisco
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$42,000
San Diego
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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Denver
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Marriage / Family Therapist Advice

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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
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Clinical Psychology
up arrow 5%
Spanish Language
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Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 166 votes.
Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%
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