Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
22,150 7.9 % $19.33 $40,210 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.53 $13.53 $17.71 $22.26 $29.43
Annual Wage (2) $21,890 $28,130 $36,830 $46,300 $61,220

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 8,770 $16.54 $34,400 1 19
State government (OES designation) 4,080 $22.18 $46,140 2 4
Outpatient care centers 2,500 $18.34 $38,140 3 13
Offices of other health practitioners 1,690 $28.63 $59,550 4 1
Local government (OES designation) 1,530 $20.67 $42,980 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 1,690 $28.63 $59,550 4 1
Religious organizations (6) $24.45 $50,850 (6) 2
Offices of physicians 270 $22.47 $46,740 10 3
State government (OES designation) 4,080 $22.18 $46,140 2 4
General medical and surgical hospitals 270 $22.18 $46,140 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
New Jersey 3,050 $23.10 $48,060 0.079% 255
Hawaii 350 $17.84 $37,100 0.063% 250
Vermont 170 $19.43 $40,420 0.059% 180
Maryland 1,450 $18.54 $38,570 0.059% 314
Iowa 600 $15.93 $33,130 0.042% 301

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Texas 450 $27.23 $56,640 0.005% 124
Ohio 470 $24.28 $50,510 0.009% 163
New Jersey 3,050 $23.10 $48,060 0.079% 255
Wisconsin 570 $23.04 $47,920 0.021% 170
Connecticut 180 $22.79 $47,400 0.011% 224

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 170 $15.76 $32,770 0.359%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 320 $20.15 $41,900 0.175%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 150 $13.82 $28,750 0.122%
Des Moines, IA MSA 310 $15.57 $32,390 0.111%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 1,360 $18.35 $38,170 0.111%

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 $29.57 $61,500 0.039%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 40 $26.89 $55,930 0.028%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 140 $26.14 $54,360 0.017%
New York, NY PMSA 140 $25.50 $53,040 0.004%
Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 30 $25.50 $53,040 0.007%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) 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 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: May 7, 2004

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