Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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 professional services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Exclude "Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029) and "Psychologists" of all types (19-3031 through 19-3039).

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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)
22,130 10.6 % $18.45 $38,370 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $12.88 $17.11 $21.45 $28.38
Annual Wage (2) $20,960 $26,790 $35,580 $44,620 $59,030

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Individual and family services 8,980 $15.98 $33,250 1 16
State government (OES designation) 4,080 $21.91 $45,570 2 3
Outpatient care centers 2,340 $18.58 $38,640 3 10
Offices of other health practitioners 1,570 $24.09 $50,110 4 1
Local government (OES designation) 1,290 $19.21 $39,970 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Offices of other health practitioners 1,570 $24.09 $50,110 4 1
Offices of physicians 250 $22.08 $45,920 11 2
State government (OES designation) 4,080 $21.91 $45,570 2 3
Residential mental health facilities 510 $20.30 $42,230 8 4
General medical and surgical hospitals 360 $20.00 $41,590 9 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Maryland 1,430 $18.00 $37,440 0.059% 297
Vermont 170 $19.33 $40,200 0.058% 171
California 6,170 $16.53 $34,390 0.043% 416
Iowa 550 $15.39 $32,010 0.039% 298
Pennsylvania 1,700 $16.63 $34,600 0.031% 345

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Texas 460 $25.94 $53,960 0.005% 115
New Jersey (6) $22.96 $47,760 (6) 246
Connecticut 140 $22.70 $47,220 0.009% 202
Michigan 190 $22.19 $46,150 0.004% 214
Ohio 400 $21.57 $44,870 0.007% 183

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Sharon, PA MSA 150 $14.98 $31,160 0.313%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 1,300 $17.92 $37,280 0.108%
Des Moines, IA MSA 270 $15.19 $31,590 0.096%
Dubuque, IA MSA 40 $14.18 $29,490 0.080%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 120 $23.92 $49,760 0.074%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL MSA 200 $27.99 $58,230 0.040%
San Antonio, TX (6) $27.73 $57,690 (6)
Toledo, OH MSA 60 $27.21 $56,610 0.020%
Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 40 $26.74 $55,620 0.009%
New York, NY PMSA 110 $26.04 $54,170 0.003%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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