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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
54,800 3.4 % $ 28.69 $ 59,660 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.81 $ 20.63 $ 23.98 $ 36.25 $ 46.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,050 $ 42,910 $ 49,880 $ 75,410 $ 96,520


Industry profile for Marriage and Family Therapists:

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 18,780 0.71 $ 26.36 $ 54,820
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,310 1.57 $ 28.73 $ 59,760
Outpatient Care Centers 6,980 0.71 $ 30.21 $ 62,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,300 0.20 $ 37.48 $ 77,960
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 2,070 0.34 $ 27.13 $ 56,420

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 15,310 1.57 $ 28.73 $ 59,760
Outpatient Care Centers 6,980 0.71 $ 30.21 $ 62,830
Individual and Family Services 18,780 0.71 $ 26.36 $ 54,820
Other Residential Care Facilities 770 0.51 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 800 0.42 $ 22.07 $ 45,900

Top paying industries for Marriage and Family Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $ 47.01 $ 97,780
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,300 0.20 $ 37.48 $ 77,960
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 910 0.02 $ 35.65 $ 74,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 710 0.01 $ 34.17 $ 71,060
Offices of Physicians 950 0.04 $ 33.94 $ 70,600


Geographic profile for Marriage and Family Therapists:

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.



Map of employment of marriage and family therapists by state, May 2021


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 25,870 1.57 4.02 $ 28.52 $ 59,320
New Jersey 4,120 1.07 2.75 $ 39.10 $ 81,330
Illinois 2,540 0.45 1.16 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Minnesota 2,310 0.84 2.17 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Florida 2,240 0.26 0.67 $ 22.31 $ 46,410


Map of location quotient of marriage and family therapists by state, May 2021


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 25,870 1.57 4.02 $ 28.52 $ 59,320
New Jersey 4,120 1.07 2.75 $ 39.10 $ 81,330
Minnesota 2,310 0.84 2.17 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Utah 910 0.59 1.51 $ 41.58 $ 86,490
Oklahoma 830 0.53 1.37 $ 27.99 $ 58,210


Map of annual mean wages of marriage and family therapists by state, May 2021


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 910 0.59 1.51 $ 41.58 $ 86,490
New Jersey 4,120 1.07 2.75 $ 39.10 $ 81,330
Colorado 1,130 0.43 1.10 $ 35.11 $ 73,040
Minnesota 2,310 0.84 2.17 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Nevada 310 0.24 0.62 $ 32.02 $ 66,600



Map of employment of marriage and family therapists by area, May 2021


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 10,880 1.90 4.89 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,590 2.58 6.64 $ 25.16 $ 52,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,270 0.38 0.97 $ 36.58 $ 76,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,400 1.07 2.75 $ 34.88 $ 72,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,080 0.49 1.26 $ 26.54 $ 55,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,740 1.14 2.93 $ 28.10 $ 58,450
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,400 1.43 3.67 $ 30.12 $ 62,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,370 0.75 1.93 $ 33.33 $ 69,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,360 0.51 1.32 $ 34.65 $ 72,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,120 1.05 2.70 $ 33.72 $ 70,130


Map of location quotient of marriage and family therapists by area, May 2021


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)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 180 3.45 8.88 $ 34.46 $ 71,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,590 2.58 6.64 $ 25.16 $ 52,340
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 220 1.97 5.06 $ 24.78 $ 51,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,880 1.90 4.89 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
Napa, CA 130 1.83 4.71 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Modesto, CA 330 1.81 4.66 $ 26.98 $ 56,120
Rochester, MN 200 1.74 4.46 $ 36.67 $ 76,280
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 1.69 4.34 $ 37.56 $ 78,120
Santa Rosa, CA 310 1.62 4.17 $ 33.89 $ 70,480
Chico, CA 120 1.57 4.02 $ 26.63 $ 55,390


Map of annual mean wages of marriage and family therapists by area, May 2021


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)
Kingston, NY 30 0.61 1.56 $ 54.85 $ 114,090
Salt Lake City, UT 370 0.50 1.30 $ 43.59 $ 90,670
Provo-Orem, UT 230 0.84 2.16 $ 41.47 $ 86,260
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 120 0.46 1.17 $ 41.08 $ 85,450
Trenton, NJ 320 1.39 3.59 $ 40.35 $ 83,940
St. George, UT 90 1.16 2.99 $ 39.07 $ 81,270
Yuba City, CA 40 0.87 2.23 $ 38.25 $ 79,560
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 38.19 $ 79,440
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 160 1.25 3.20 $ 37.67 $ 78,350
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 1.69 4.34 $ 37.56 $ 78,120

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 2.03 $ 29.59 $ 61,550
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 2.04 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 1.75 $ 30.79 $ 64,030
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 2.05 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 2.33 $ 28.40 $ 59,070

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 Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 2.33 $ 28.40 $ 59,070
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.87 2.24 $ 26.89 $ 55,940
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 2.05 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 2.04 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 2.03 $ 29.59 $ 61,550

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 2.04 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.40 $ 31.31 $ 65,120
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 1.75 $ 30.79 $ 64,030
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 1.31 $ 30.35 $ 63,130
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 2.03 $ 29.59 $ 61,550


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022