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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,600
25th Percentile Wage
$38,320
50th Percentile Wage
$49,170
75th Percentile Wage
$63,810
90th Percentile Wage
$81,960

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 $81,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,600. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 159% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of marriage and family therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,1701.16%5.08%
201548,6001.15%-
201448,040-0.25%-
201348,1603.09%-
201246,670--

Table 2. Marriage and Family Therapists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of marriage and family therapists in 7 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 $67,460. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $43,520).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,460
Educational Services
$51,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,200
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,520

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 $33,840 to $74,720. The highest paying state for marriage and family therapists is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $74,720. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $33,840. 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
$74,720
Alaska
$62,830
Maine
$62,470
Hawaii
$59,160
Wyoming
$57,210
Georgia
$56,030
Colorado
$55,350
Idaho
$53,550
Iowa
$51,630
California
$51,630
Delaware
$51,420
Nevada
$51,320
Illinois
$49,460
Maryland
$48,850
Ohio
$48,490
North Carolina
$48,250
Washington
$47,650
New Mexico
$46,860
Massachusetts
$46,850
Virginia
$46,460
Connecticut
$46,350
Utah
$46,210
North Dakota
$45,870
Minnesota
$45,830
Nebraska
$45,800
Arizona
$45,780
Kansas
$45,270
Oregon
$44,970
Pennsylvania
$44,730
Indiana
$43,440
Rhode Island
$43,290
Michigan
$42,950
Texas
$42,250
Missouri
$41,090
Wisconsin
$40,370
Florida
$40,230
New York
$40,100
Oklahoma
$39,800
Louisiana
$39,350
Alabama
$39,110
South Dakota
$38,960
New Hampshire
$37,430
West Virginia
$36,070
Kentucky
$34,690
Montana
$34,500
Tennessee
$33,840


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