Training Requirements for Marriage And Family Therapists

Marriage and family therapists need a master's degree and internship/residency.

Degrees for Marriage and family therapists
Percent
Less than High School 1.0
High School 5.1
Some College 9.1
Associates Degree 5.2
Bachelors Degree 25.5
Masters Degree 48.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.4

Employment Outlook for Marriage And Family Therapists

This represents about 33,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more marriage and family therapists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.

Typical Income for Marriage And Family Therapists

Hourly Income

On average,marriage and family therapists make $26.00 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Marriage and family therapists $15.19 $18.42 $23.64 $30.68 $39.41
Community and social service occupations $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $12.18 $15.63 $20.68 $28.02 $36.61
Counselors $12.75 $16.53 $22.10 $29.35 $37.92
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, marriage and family therapists make $54,090 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Marriage and family therapists $31,600 $38,320 $49,170 $63,810 $81,960
Community and social service occupations $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $25,340 $32,520 $43,020 $58,290 $76,150
Counselors $26,530 $34,390 $45,970 $61,040 $78,870
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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