Entry-Level Marriage / Family Therapist Salary

Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists take home an average $45K annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. For the most part, Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,964 - $60,536
$34K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,503
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$15.84 - $46.03
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$46
MEDIAN: $22.71
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$0$68K
Salary $33,964 - $60,536
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$33,794 - $68,616
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 356
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.84 - $46.03
Overtime $34.82
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$33,794 - $68,616
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,234

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+14 percent) and New York (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Pittsburgh Entry-Level Marriage & Family Therapists earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. On the whole, employers pay 16 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Denver and Phoenix.

Marriage / Family Therapist Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Marriage / Family Therapist

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Marriage / Family Therapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲7%

Spanish Language
▲7%

Group Therapy
▲6%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 27%
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