Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
36,960 3.1 % $26.00 $54,090 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.19 $18.42 $23.64 $30.68 $39.41
Annual Wage (2) $31,600 $38,320 $49,170 $63,810 $81,960


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 11,350 0.67 $23.33 $48,520
Outpatient Care Centers 6,060 0.73 $25.44 $52,920
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,600 0.67 $26.38 $54,870
State Government (OES Designation) 5,010 0.23 $33.61 $69,910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 1,890 0.31 $22.64 $47,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 6,060 0.73 $25.44 $52,920
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,170 0.72 $21.77 $45,290
Individual and Family Services 11,350 0.67 $23.33 $48,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,600 0.67 $26.38 $54,870
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 650 0.40 $21.87 $45,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 330 (7) $38.19 $79,440
State Government (OES Designation) 5,010 0.23 $33.61 $69,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 620 0.01 $30.84 $64,150
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $28.27 $58,790
Offices of Physicians 620 0.02 $27.70 $57,620


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 10,350 0.65 2.46 $26.90 $55,950
New Jersey 4,080 1.03 3.92 $35.94 $74,750
Florida 3,030 0.37 1.40 $23.15 $48,140
Arizona 1,740 0.65 2.48 $31.46 $65,440
Pennsylvania 1,350 0.23 0.89 $23.07 $47,980




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)
New Jersey 4,080 1.03 3.92 $35.94 $74,750
West Virginia 520 0.75 2.84 $17.97 $37,380
California 10,350 0.65 2.46 $26.90 $55,950
Arizona 1,740 0.65 2.48 $31.46 $65,440
Delaware 240 0.54 2.07 $24.57 $51,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,080 1.03 3.92 $35.94 $74,750
Alaska 40 0.12 0.45 $32.80 $68,230
Arizona 1,740 0.65 2.48 $31.46 $65,440
Maine (8) (8) (8) $29.87 $62,130
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $29.55 $61,470





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,050 0.72 2.74 $24.22 $50,380
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.26 0.99 $32.91 $68,450
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,160 0.83 3.17 $27.82 $57,870
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.94 3.57 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,080 0.56 2.12 $36.64 $76,200
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.66 2.50 $27.94 $58,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 840 0.62 2.35 $31.64 $65,820
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 830 0.62 2.35 $23.93 $49,780
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 780 1.51 5.75 $36.17 $75,230
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 760 0.96 3.64 $20.54 $42,720




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)
Trenton, NJ 360 1.61 6.12 $36.61 $76,150
Prescott, AZ 90 1.57 5.97 $30.47 $63,370
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 780 1.51 5.75 $36.17 $75,230
Tucson, AZ 480 1.33 5.06 $21.48 $44,680
Charleston, WV 140 1.24 4.73 $18.89 $39,290
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 760 0.96 3.64 $20.54 $42,720
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.94 3.57 (8) (8)
Beckley, WV 40 0.94 3.59 $18.52 $38,520
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 0.87 3.31 $35.65 $74,160
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 0.84 3.18 $25.76 $53,580




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.74 2.80 $36.77 $76,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,080 0.56 2.12 $36.64 $76,200
Trenton, NJ 360 1.61 6.12 $36.61 $76,150
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 780 1.51 5.75 $36.17 $75,230
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.27 1.03 $35.66 $74,170
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 0.87 3.31 $35.65 $74,160
Yuba City, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.58 $69,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.26 0.99 $32.91 $68,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 840 0.62 2.35 $31.64 $65,820
Reno, NV 60 0.30 1.13 $31.35 $65,200

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.98 3.72 $15.40 $32,040
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 2.53 $22.25 $46,290
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.97 $20.88 $43,420
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 2.11 $33.80 $70,300
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 3.80 $27.11 $56,400

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 3.80 $27.11 $56,400
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.98 3.72 $15.40 $32,040
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 2.53 $22.25 $46,290
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 2.08 $27.43 $57,060
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 2.11 $33.80 $70,300

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 2.11 $33.80 $70,300
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 2.08 $27.43 $57,060
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 3.80 $27.11 $56,400
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.85 $53,780
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.86 $53,780


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017