Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists can expect wages of $41K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. One-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,569 - $58,381
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,095
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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 (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,569 - $58,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,503  
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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$30,970 - $68,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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 (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,503  
   
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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$30,970 - $68,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 8%

Spanish Language
up arrow 6%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$43,000

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: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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