Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
20,850 6.2 % $19.92 $41,420 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $14.17 $18.37 $23.16 $30.00
Annual Wage (2) $22,990 $29,460 $38,210 $48,180 $62,390

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Individual and family services 8,010 $17.06 $35,480
State government (OES designation) 4,140 $22.81 $47,440
Outpatient care centers 2,350 $18.81 $39,130
Offices of other health practitioners 1,700 $28.77 $59,840
Local government (OES designation) 1,390 $21.25 $44,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of other health practitioners 1,700 $28.77 $59,840
Religious organizations (7) $26.04 $54,150
Offices of physicians 210 $23.77 $49,440
State government (OES designation) 4,140 $22.81 $47,440
Grantmaking and giving services 60 $22.53 $46,860

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
New Jersey 3,080 $23.92 $49,760 0.079%
Maryland 1,330 $18.36 $38,190 0.054%
Delaware 180 $19.65 $40,870 0.045%
Iowa 590 $15.94 $33,160 0.042%
Pennsylvania 2,070 $16.13 $33,560 0.038%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Kentucky 110 $31.53 $65,590 0.006%
Texas 410 $27.19 $56,560 0.004%
Massachusetts 320 $25.65 $53,360 0.010%
Ohio 400 $25.00 $52,000 0.008%
New Jersey 3,080 $23.92 $49,760 0.079%

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 130 $15.45 $32,130 0.276%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 390 $25.39 $52,810 0.180%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 260 $20.69 $43,030 0.141%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 1,240 $18.20 $37,860 0.101%
Des Moines, IA MSA 260 $16.01 $33,300 0.093%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Denver, CO PMSA 140 $44.65 $92,880 0.012%
Akron, OH PMSA (7) $43.21 $89,870 (7)
San Antonio, TX (7) $36.52 $75,950 (7)
New York, NY PMSA 140 $27.92 $58,080 0.004%
Joplin, MO MSA (7) $26.56 $55,250 (7)

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

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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