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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)
48,520 3.7 % $26.03 $54,150 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.31 $18.35 $24.08 $30.43 $39.54
Annual Wage (2) $31,850 $38,170 $50,090 $63,300 $82,240


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 16,300 0.67 $23.94 $49,790
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 10,610 1.17 $25.43 $52,890
Outpatient Care Centers 6,510 0.71 $27.74 $57,700
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,820 0.22 $33.21 $69,080
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 2,910 0.45 $24.99 $51,970

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 10,610 1.17 $25.43 $52,890
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,160 0.71 $21.60 $44,930
Outpatient Care Centers 6,510 0.71 $27.74 $57,700
Individual and Family Services 16,300 0.67 $23.94 $49,790
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 810 0.47 $23.22 $48,290

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) 4,820 0.22 $33.21 $69,080
Religious Organizations 80 0.04 $31.63 $65,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 670 0.01 $31.20 $64,900
Employment Services 160 (7) $29.79 $61,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,500 0.03 $29.37 $61,100


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 21,920 1.29 3.84 $24.98 $51,950
New Jersey 4,150 1.02 3.06 $34.80 $72,380
Florida 2,810 0.33 0.97 $24.37 $50,680
Pennsylvania 2,090 0.36 1.06 $28.08 $58,400
Arizona 1,410 0.50 1.50 $23.26 $48,390




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 21,920 1.29 3.84 $24.98 $51,950
New Jersey 4,150 1.02 3.06 $34.80 $72,380
Maryland 1,360 0.51 1.51 $23.87 $49,650
West Virginia 350 0.50 1.50 $20.90 $43,460
Arizona 1,410 0.50 1.50 $23.26 $48,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 90 0.14 0.43 $38.30 $79,660
Maine (8) (8) (8) $36.28 $75,460
Colorado 750 0.28 0.85 $36.01 $74,900
New Jersey 4,150 1.02 3.06 $34.80 $72,380
Utah 520 0.35 1.06 $34.11 $70,960





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 10,340 1.69 5.04 $24.24 $50,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,290 0.35 1.03 $32.75 $68,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,240 0.93 2.76 $29.66 $61,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,180 0.77 2.29 $30.56 $63,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,250 0.85 2.54 $27.48 $57,160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,020 0.39 1.18 $23.83 $49,580
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 980 3.13 9.33 $22.14 $46,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 820 0.40 1.19 $23.70 $49,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 770 0.79 2.35 $23.72 $49,330
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 710 0.52 1.54 $24.32 $50,580




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 980 3.13 9.33 $22.14 $46,060
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 240 1.72 5.12 $30.38 $63,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,340 1.69 5.04 $24.24 $50,410
Fresno, CA 610 1.62 4.83 $21.78 $45,290
Redding, CA 100 1.47 4.39 $29.15 $60,640
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 180 1.45 4.32 $33.55 $69,780
Greenville, NC 110 1.44 4.31 $23.77 $49,440
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.41 4.20 $29.94 $62,280
Trenton, NJ 300 1.29 3.86 $36.30 $75,500
Tucson, AZ 470 1.28 3.82 $21.47 $44,660




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 110 0.45 1.33 $45.99 $95,670
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.10 0.29 $41.56 $86,440
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.40 1.18 $39.25 $81,640
Eugene, OR 40 0.25 0.73 $37.57 $78,150
Fayetteville, NC 70 0.55 1.63 $37.09 $77,150
Trenton, NJ 300 1.29 3.86 $36.30 $75,500
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $35.77 $74,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.11 $35.07 $72,940
Prescott, AZ 60 0.89 2.65 $33.70 $70,100
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 180 1.45 4.32 $33.55 $69,780

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)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 90 1.55 4.63 $25.34 $52,700
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 2.13 $26.84 $55,830
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 0.87 $21.00 $43,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.07 $24.16 $50,260
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.49 $28.86 $60,030

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 90 1.55 4.63 $25.34 $52,700
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 2.13 $26.84 $55,830
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.60 $21.84 $45,420
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 1.52 $18.23 $37,920
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 1.52 $22.19 $46,150

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.49 $28.86 $60,030
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.80 $28.50 $59,280
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.91 $55,970
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 2.13 $26.84 $55,830
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.72 $55,580


About May 2018 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019