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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 (19-3032 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)
59,050 4.0 % $26.25 $54,590 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.42 $18.14 $23.85 $31.07 $42.16
Annual Wage (2) $32,070 $37,740 $49,610 $64,630 $87,700


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 20,030 0.79 $24.41 $50,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 13,630 1.43 $24.32 $50,590
Outpatient Care Centers 7,830 0.82 $27.96 $58,170
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,900 0.22 $34.87 $72,520
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 3,200 0.50 $26.58 $55,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 13,630 1.43 $24.32 $50,590
Outpatient Care Centers 7,830 0.82 $27.96 $58,170
Individual and Family Services 20,030 0.79 $24.41 $50,780
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,080 0.66 $22.36 $46,500
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 3,200 0.50 $26.58 $55,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,900 0.22 $34.87 $72,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $33.77 $70,230
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 $32.13 $66,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 430 0.02 $31.50 $65,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,240 0.02 $29.72 $61,810


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 31,710 1.82 4.54 $24.98 $51,950
New Jersey 4,300 1.05 2.61 $36.50 $75,930
Florida 1,990 0.23 0.56 $22.28 $46,330
Pennsylvania 1,820 0.31 0.77 $29.87 $62,140
Maryland 1,590 0.59 1.46 $23.21 $48,280




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)
California 31,710 1.82 4.54 $24.98 $51,950
New Jersey 4,300 1.05 2.61 $36.50 $75,930
Maryland 1,590 0.59 1.46 $23.21 $48,280
Iowa 760 0.49 1.22 $26.70 $55,530
Minnesota 1,380 0.48 1.19 $29.44 $61,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 640 0.43 1.07 $36.65 $76,240
New Jersey 4,300 1.05 2.61 $36.50 $75,930
Maine (8) (8) (8) $34.49 $71,730
Colorado 800 0.30 0.74 $34.04 $70,800
Illinois 1,150 0.19 0.48 $33.61 $69,900





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-Anaheim, CA 14,740 2.36 5.88 $23.33 $48,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,760 0.39 0.97 $32.73 $68,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,530 2.29 5.70 $25.45 $52,940
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,580 1.73 4.29 $27.81 $57,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,570 1.04 2.59 $30.52 $63,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,060 0.71 1.78 $32.47 $67,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,280 1.26 3.14 $25.96 $54,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,070 0.54 1.36 $30.72 $63,890
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,050 3.30 8.21 $23.08 $48,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 960 0.20 0.51 $35.91 $74,690




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,050 3.30 8.21 $23.08 $48,010
Redding, CA 180 2.71 6.74 $32.92 $68,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,740 2.36 5.88 $23.33 $48,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,530 2.29 5.70 $25.45 $52,940
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,580 1.73 4.29 $27.81 $57,840
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 230 1.65 4.09 $31.16 $64,810
Trenton, NJ 390 1.61 4.01 $36.38 $75,670
Visalia-Porterville, CA 230 1.47 3.65 $23.88 $49,660
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 190 1.45 3.61 $36.49 $75,900
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,280 1.26 3.14 $25.96 $54,000




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)
Provo-Orem, UT 170 0.69 1.71 $40.98 $85,240
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) $39.44 $82,020
St. George, UT 60 0.91 2.27 $38.46 $80,000
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 0.65 1.62 $38.04 $79,130
Oklahoma City, OK 280 0.44 1.10 $37.72 $78,450
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 190 1.45 3.61 $36.49 $75,900
Trenton, NJ 390 1.61 4.01 $36.38 $75,670
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $36.02 $74,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 960 0.20 0.51 $35.91 $74,690
Salt Lake City, UT 210 0.29 0.71 $34.50 $71,760

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.44 $18.99 $39,500
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 1.65 $28.20 $58,660
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 2.72 $23.39 $48,640
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.75 $23.49 $48,850
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 0.95 $25.09 $52,180

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)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 2.72 $23.39 $48,640
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 1.65 $28.20 $58,660
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.47 $25.32 $52,670
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.44 $18.99 $39,500
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 1.23 $24.24 $50,410

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.57 $32.08 $66,720
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.53 $29.38 $61,100
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.77 $59,840
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 1.65 $28.20 $58,660
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.06 $56,280


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020