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Marriage and Family Therapists Salary Information

The salary statistics of marriage and family therapists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of marriage and family therapists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The marriage and family therapists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Marriage and Family Therapists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,390
25th Percentile Wage
$37,780
50th Percentile Wage
$48,790
75th Percentile Wage
$63,030
90th Percentile Wage
$81,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for marriage and family therapists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) marriage and family therapists is $81,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,390. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of marriage and family therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,790
-0.78% 4.35%
2016
$49,170
1.16% -
2015
$48,600
1.15% -
2014
$48,040
-0.25% -
2013
$48,160
3.09% -
2012
$46,670
- -

Table 2. Marriage and Family Therapists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of marriage and family therapists in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for marriage and family therapists occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $68,860. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $42,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,880
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,110
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,310
Educational Services
$42,630

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Marriage and Family Therapists by States

From the above tables we note that not only marriage and family therapists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of marriage and family therapists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,740 to $75,110. The highest paying state for marriage and family therapists is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $75,110. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $30,740. For more salary information of marriage and family therapists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$75,110
Maine
$68,990
Hawaii
$68,140
Alaska
$62,830
Colorado
$62,830
Wyoming
$60,190
Georgia
$59,570
Illinois
$54,550
Idaho
$53,530
New Mexico
$52,330
Delaware
$51,260
Utah
$50,880
Connecticut
$50,860
Arkansas
$50,590
North Carolina
$49,960
Nevada
$49,880
South Carolina
$49,670
Massachusetts
$49,340
Maryland
$49,100
Ohio
$48,750
Pennsylvania
$48,080
Virginia
$48,010
Minnesota
$47,820
Arizona
$47,760
Oregon
$47,720
California
$47,070
Wisconsin
$46,370
North Dakota
$46,180
Missouri
$45,960
New York
$45,660
Kansas
$45,100
Washington
$44,700
Iowa
$44,580
Oklahoma
$44,570
Nebraska
$43,310
Rhode Island
$43,290
Florida
$42,850
Indiana
$42,810
Alabama
$42,100
West Virginia
$40,920
Texas
$40,780
Louisiana
$39,350
New Hampshire
$38,470
South Dakota
$38,210
Mississippi
$36,820
Michigan
$36,030
Tennessee
$34,100
Kentucky
$31,000
Montana
$30,740



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