Marriage and family therapists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
31.4k
Average Age
42.6
Estimated Job Growth
22.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$45,041
Average Male Salary
$48,581
Average Female Salary
$44,027

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Marriage and family therapists are most often employed by the Individual & family services industry. The average yearly wage for Marriage and family therapists was $45,041 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marriage and family therapists by wage are Public safety telecommunicators, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, and Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Marriage and family therapists are Fresno City (North) PUMA, CA, Pasadena City PUMA, CA, and Oakland (Northwest) & Emeryville Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Marriage and family therapists are Fresno City (North) PUMA, CA, Pasadena City PUMA, CA, and Oakland (Northwest) & Emeryville Cities PUMA, CA.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Marriage and family therapists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Marriage and family therapists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Marriage and family therapists, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Marriage and family therapists are paid most in LA City (Central/Hancock Park & Mid-Wilshire) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Fresno City (North) PUMA, CA.

Yearly Wage

$45,041
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,920

In 2020, Marriage and family therapists earned an average of $45,041, $10,913 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping make somewhat more than Marriage and family therapists while Public safety telecommunicators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Marriage and family therapists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.311
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Marriage and family therapists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Marriage and family therapists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Marriage and family therapists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Marriage and family therapists.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Marriage and family therapists, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Elementary & secondary schools, and Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories .

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Industries by Share

31.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,350
−1.59%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.8%

The number of people employed as Marriage and family therapists has been declining at a rate of −1.59%, from 31,905 people in 2019 to 31,397 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Marriage and family therapists employed by various industries. Individual & family services employs the largest share of Marriage and family therapists at  31.2%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 17.9% and Elementary & secondary schools with 12.3%.

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Demographic information on Marriage and family therapists in the US. The average age of male Marriage and family therapists in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Marriage and family therapists is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marriage and family therapists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

6.99k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,053
24.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,835

77.7% of Marriage and family therapists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Marriage and family therapists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Marriage and family therapists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

64.5% of Marriage and family therapists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17% of Marriage and family therapists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Marriage and family therapists.

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Age by Sex

43.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.45
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.15

The median age of Marriage and family therapists is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.62 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Marriage and family therapists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Marriage and family therapists is Psychology but a relatively high number of Marriage and family therapists hold a major in Psychology.

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Projections on job growth for Marriage and Family Therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Marriage and Family Therapists are expected to see a growth of 22.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

22.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Marriage and Family Therapists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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