$47,379
Avg. Salary
$25.13
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,019

Bonus

$2,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Marriage / Family Therapist is $25.13 per hour.

The average pay for a Marriage / Family Therapist is $47,379 per year.

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$17.10
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$25.13
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$68.67
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MEDIAN $25.13
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$35k
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$47k
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$67k
90%
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MEDIAN $47,379
$34,766 - $67,423
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MEDIAN: $47,379
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$0$83K
Salary $34,766 - $67,423
Bonus $197 - $6,953
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$35,085 - $83,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 818
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $17.10 - $68.67
Hourly Tips $5.71
Overtime $8.07 - $43.60
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $197 - $6,953
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$35,085 - $83,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 414

Job Description for Marriage / Family Therapist

The duty of a marriage/family therapist is to counsel individuals and treat patients. The individual would counsel couples and families regarding a wide range of possible psychological issues relating to their personal relationships.

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Common Career Paths for Marriage / Family Therapist


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A lot of Marriage & Family Therapists move on to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, that group gets paid a slightly higher $53K on average. A common career progression for a Marriage & Family Therapist is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Clinical Supervisor. Compared to Marriage & Family Therapists, the first group earns $4K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Popular Skills for Marriage / Family Therapist


Marriage & Family Therapists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Eating Disorders, Clinical Psychology, Spanish Language, and Group Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management, Counseling, and Emergency/Trauma. Most people familiar with Case Management also know Clinical Psychology.

Pay by Experience Level for Marriage / Family Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Marriage / Family Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Marriage / Family Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 461 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marriage / Family Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Marriage / Family Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 73 salaries. A Marriage / Family Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,982

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Marriage & Family Therapists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Marriage & Family Therapists will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+10 percent), Portland (+6 percent), Honolulu (+5 percent), and Philadelphia (+1 percent). When it comes to pay, smaller cities present little opportunity for Marriage & Family Therapists. With fewer than a million residents each, the three lowest-paying cities in the field are Pittsburgh, Denver, and Minneapolis, all offering salaries below the national rate. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (23 percent lower) and Minneapolis (15 percent lower).

Marriage / Family Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Marriage / Family Therapist?

Marriage / Family Therapist in San Diego:
"You pay for the sun."
Pros: Beautiful weather all the time
Cons: Low pay compared to cost of living

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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Key Stats for Marriage / Family Therapist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

▲36%

▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$49,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Eating Disorders
▲12%



National Average
$49,000

Group Therapy
▼3%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼5%

▼7%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 30%