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Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists pull down an average of $41K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The vast majority of Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,453 - $58,549
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,888
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$15.21 - $87.66
(Median)
$15
$23
$88
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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,453 - $58,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,532  
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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$30,832 - $69,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $87.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.49  
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 - $2,532  
   
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).
)
$30,832 - $69,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 8%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 8%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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