|Quick Facts: Marriage and Family Therapists|
$51,340 per year
$24.69 per hour
|22% (Much faster than average)|
Marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome problems with family and other relationships.
Marriage and family therapists work in a variety of settings, such as private practice and mental health centers. Most work full time.
Marriage and family therapists are required to have a master’s degree and a license to practice.
The median annual wage for marriage and family therapists was $51,340 in May 2020.
Employment of marriage and family therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to an increasing use of teams for treatment, in which these therapists work with other counselors to address patients' needs.
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