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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 "Psychologists" (19-3032 through 19-3039) and "Social Workers" (21-1020).


National estimates for Marriage and Family Therapists
Industry profile for Marriage and Family Therapists
Geographic profile for Marriage and Family Therapists

National estimates for Marriage and Family Therapists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
60,850 4.2 % $ 27.35 $ 56,890 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.93 $ 18.81 $ 24.69 $ 32.70 $ 44.68
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,140 $ 39,130 $ 51,340 $ 68,020 $ 92,930


Industry profile for Marriage and Family Therapists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Marriage and Family Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 20,440 0.80 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,560 1.72 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Outpatient Care Centers 7,610 0.79 $ 30.16 $ 62,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,490 0.20 $ 37.51 $ 78,010
Offices of Physicians 3,790 0.15 $ 29.43 $ 61,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Marriage and Family Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,560 1.72 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Individual and Family Services 20,440 0.80 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Outpatient Care Centers 7,610 0.79 $ 30.16 $ 62,740
Other Residential Care Facilities 780 0.49 $ 23.66 $ 49,200
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 2,730 0.43 $ 27.70 $ 57,620

Top paying industries for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,490 0.20 $ 37.51 $ 78,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $ 34.19 $ 71,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390 0.02 $ 33.59 $ 69,870
Outpatient Care Centers 7,610 0.79 $ 30.16 $ 62,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,250 0.02 $ 29.99 $ 62,390


Geographic profile for Marriage and Family Therapists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Marriage and Family Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,620 1.99 4.54 $ 26.70 $ 55,540
New Jersey 4,400 1.16 2.66 $ 37.96 $ 78,960
Pennsylvania 2,110 0.38 0.88 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
Illinois 1,750 0.31 0.71 $ 32.52 $ 67,650
Florida 1,620 0.19 0.44 $ 20.41 $ 42,460




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Marriage and Family Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,620 1.99 4.54 $ 26.70 $ 55,540
New Jersey 4,400 1.16 2.66 $ 37.96 $ 78,960
Minnesota 1,440 0.53 1.22 $ 30.63 $ 63,700
Kentucky 890 0.50 1.14 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Utah 660 0.44 1.01 $ 38.51 $ 80,110




Top paying states for Marriage and Family Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 660 0.44 1.01 $ 38.51 $ 80,110
New Jersey 4,400 1.16 2.66 $ 37.96 $ 78,960
Illinois 1,750 0.31 0.71 $ 32.52 $ 67,650
Hawaii 170 0.30 0.68 $ 31.67 $ 65,880
Oklahoma 600 0.39 0.88 $ 31.27 $ 65,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Marriage and Family Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,230 2.27 5.19 $ 24.03 $ 49,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 4,220 3.01 6.89 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,760 0.43 0.97 $ 34.00 $ 70,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,320 1.42 3.26 $ 33.47 $ 69,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,090 2.08 4.75 $ 29.18 $ 60,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,120 0.79 1.80 $ 33.03 $ 68,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,680 1.52 3.47 $ 30.09 $ 62,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,570 0.36 0.82 $ 33.69 $ 70,070
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,440 1.48 3.39 $ 29.09 $ 60,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,160 0.63 1.43 $ 31.39 $ 65,300




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Marriage and Family Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Redding, CA 210 3.32 7.59 $ 34.42 $ 71,600
Santa Rosa, CA 590 3.02 6.91 $ 32.40 $ 67,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 4,220 3.01 6.89 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 760 2.55 5.82 $ 29.63 $ 61,640
Visalia-Porterville, CA 370 2.49 5.68 $ 29.43 $ 61,220
Fresno, CA 880 2.34 5.35 $ 22.89 $ 47,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,230 2.27 5.19 $ 24.03 $ 49,980
Coeur d'Alene, ID 130 2.17 4.97 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,090 2.08 4.75 $ 29.18 $ 60,680
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 210 1.86 4.25 $ 37.29 $ 77,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 240 0.93 2.13 $ 43.06 $ 89,560
St. George, UT 60 0.83 1.89 $ 41.01 $ 85,290
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 130 0.95 2.18 $ 39.37 $ 81,890
Trenton, NJ 420 1.82 4.16 $ 38.59 $ 80,270
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD (8) (8) (8) $ 38.33 $ 79,720
Oklahoma City, OK 300 0.49 1.12 $ 38.18 $ 79,410
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 210 1.86 4.25 $ 37.29 $ 77,570
Salt Lake City, UT 260 0.35 0.81 $ 35.62 $ 74,100
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 120 1.29 2.95 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 34.45 $ 71,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Marriage and Family Therapists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 180 1.86 4.26 $ 27.15 $ 56,460
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 1.75 $ 23.49 $ 48,870
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.11 $ 28.56 $ 59,400
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 0.95 $ 26.54 $ 55,210
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 1.68 $ 27.93 $ 58,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Marriage and Family Therapists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 180 1.86 4.26 $ 27.15 $ 56,460
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 1.75 $ 23.49 $ 48,870
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 1.68 $ 27.93 $ 58,090
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 1.53 $ 27.04 $ 56,250
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.64 1.47 $ 22.29 $ 46,360

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.72 $ 31.67 $ 65,880
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.40 $ 31.00 $ 64,490
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 0.82 $ 30.99 $ 64,460
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.65 $ 30.86 $ 64,190
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.22 $ 29.42 $ 61,200


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021