Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists take home an average $41K annually. The vast majority of Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,545 - $58,272

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$15.31 - $82.43

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,545 - $58,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,091  
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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$30,960 - $66,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.31 - $82.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,091  
   
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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$30,960 - $66,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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 7%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 7%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 5%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$42,000

Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%
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