Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Excludes "Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029) and "Psychologists" of all types (19-3031 through 19-3039).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
32,070 2.8 % $25.73 $53,520 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.68 $18.03 $23.37 $31.14 $39.40
Annual Wage (2) $30,540 $37,500 $48,600 $64,780 $81,960


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 10,420 0.65 $22.26 $46,300
Outpatient Care Centers 5,510 0.75 $24.14 $50,220
State Government (OES Designation) 4,540 0.21 $35.15 $73,110
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,660 0.45 $27.21 $56,600
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,760 0.03 $27.05 $56,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 5,510 0.75 $24.14 $50,220
Individual and Family Services 10,420 0.65 $22.26 $46,300
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,000 0.61 $21.81 $45,370
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,660 0.45 $27.21 $56,600
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 620 0.40 $21.11 $43,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,540 0.21 $35.15 $73,110
Religious Organizations 60 0.03 $29.28 $60,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 740 0.01 $28.52 $59,310
Child Day Care Services 120 0.01 $27.59 $57,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,660 0.45 $27.21 $56,600


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,340 0.54 2.31 $26.05 $54,190
New Jersey 4,350 1.11 4.78 $35.78 $74,420
Florida 2,500 0.32 1.36 $21.05 $43,790
Arizona 1,360 0.53 2.26 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 1,250 0.22 0.94 $23.20 $48,260



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,350 1.11 4.78 $35.78 $74,420
West Virginia 480 0.68 2.92 $17.52 $36,440
Delaware 260 0.59 2.54 $24.60 $51,170
California 8,340 0.54 2.31 $26.05 $54,190
Arizona 1,360 0.53 2.26 (8) (8)



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,350 1.11 4.78 $35.78 $74,420
Alaska 40 0.12 0.50 $29.40 $61,160
Hawaii 160 0.26 1.10 $29.08 $60,490
New Hampshire 170 0.27 1.17 $27.68 $57,570
Maine 80 0.13 0.55 $27.54 $57,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,890 0.70 3.03 $22.02 $45,810
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.27 1.17 $33.38 $69,430
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,200 1.04 4.47 $35.54 $73,930
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.58 2.47 $27.86 $57,950
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 830 0.61 2.62 $27.23 $56,630
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 1.50 6.43 $36.18 $75,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 710 0.38 1.63 (8) (8)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 590 0.76 3.25 $21.45 $44,610
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 540 0.41 1.77 $26.63 $55,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.21 0.90 $26.11 $54,310



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 410 1.85 7.94 $36.49 $75,890
Prescott, AZ 100 1.74 7.48 $26.92 $56,000
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 1.50 6.43 $36.18 $75,250
Dover, DE 70 1.20 5.14 $24.18 $50,290
St. Joseph, MO-KS 60 1.16 5.00 $24.84 $51,660
Redding, CA 70 1.14 4.92 $29.68 $61,730
Chico, CA 80 1.09 4.68 $27.76 $57,740
Charleston, WV 120 1.07 4.62 $17.92 $37,280
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,200 1.04 4.47 $35.54 $73,930
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 140 0.79 3.40 $26.29 $54,690



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 410 1.85 7.94 $36.49 $75,890
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 1.50 6.43 $36.18 $75,250
Santa Rosa, CA 110 0.61 2.63 $35.62 $74,090
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,200 1.04 4.47 $35.54 $73,930
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.67 2.89 $34.52 $71,810
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $33.90 $70,520
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.27 1.17 $33.38 $69,430
Reno, NV 100 0.49 2.11 $32.34 $67,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.98 $66,510
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 110 0.31 1.35 $30.75 $63,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 3.42 $15.23 $31,670
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.98 $28.10 $58,460
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.55 $21.30 $44,290
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.52 $24.94 $51,870
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.07 $13.20 $27,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 3.42 $15.23 $31,670
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 2.99 $24.86 $51,700
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.98 $28.10 $58,460
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.55 $21.30 $44,290
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.10 $26.36 $54,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.77 $68,160
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.98 $28.10 $58,460
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.61 $57,430
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.10 $26.36 $54,820
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.52 $24.94 $51,870


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016