Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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 services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Excludes "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
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
33,990 9.1 % $23.42 $48,710 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.13 $17.00 $22.23 $28.65 $35.84
Annual Wage (2) $25,230 $35,350 $46,240 $59,600 $74,550


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 9,460 0.76 $21.81 $45,360
Outpatient Care Centers 9,250 1.51 $21.18 $44,050
State Government (OES Designation) 5,340 0.23 $29.88 $62,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,570 0.37 $23.91 $49,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,410 0.04 $27.34 $56,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 9,250 1.51 $21.18 $44,050
Individual and Family Services 9,460 0.76 $21.81 $45,360
Other Residential Care Facilities 780 0.49 $18.09 $37,630
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 670 0.46 $18.59 $38,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,570 0.37 $23.91 $49,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,340 0.23 $29.88 $62,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,410 0.04 $27.34 $56,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $27.25 $56,680
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $26.84 $55,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $26.30 $54,700


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,010 0.71 2.69 $22.96 $47,760
New Jersey 5,630 1.49 5.64 $31.08 $64,660
Florida 1,790 0.25 0.95 $20.84 $43,350
Virginia 1,310 0.37 1.39 $20.37 $42,370
Massachusetts 1,290 0.41 1.54 $24.56 $51,080




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,630 1.49 5.64 $31.08 $64,660
California 10,010 0.71 2.69 $22.96 $47,760
Delaware 200 0.51 1.91 $24.13 $50,190
Maryland 1,220 0.49 1.86 $21.59 $44,900
Alaska 130 0.43 1.63 $22.42 $46,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 90 0.16 0.60 $33.96 $70,630
New Jersey 5,630 1.49 5.64 $31.08 $64,660
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $27.02 $56,210
Nevada 100 0.09 0.33 $26.64 $55,400
Utah 150 0.13 0.47 $26.20 $54,490





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.58 2.17 $24.52 $51,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.31 1.16 $25.54 $53,120
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.55 5.83 $30.71 $63,880
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.25 4.73 $31.70 $65,940
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,090 0.87 3.29 $21.84 $45,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 840 0.49 1.84 $24.88 $51,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.68 2.55 $28.12 $58,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 630 0.37 1.41 $25.48 $53,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.43 1.60 $25.79 $53,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.56 2.12 $23.75 $49,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 460 2.14 8.08 $32.04 $66,640
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 60 1.57 5.92 $23.42 $48,700
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.55 5.83 $30.71 $63,880
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 210 1.29 4.85 $22.00 $45,750
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.25 4.73 $31.70 $65,940
Corvallis, OR 30 0.95 3.58 $24.03 $49,990
Lynchburg, VA 90 0.93 3.53 $22.65 $47,120
Visalia-Porterville, CA 120 0.89 3.35 $26.11 $54,300
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,090 0.87 3.29 $21.84 $45,420
Rapid City, SD 50 0.83 3.15 $18.51 $38,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lancaster, PA 70 0.31 1.15 $34.08 $70,880
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.25 0.93 $33.51 $69,690
Honolulu, HI 50 0.13 0.47 $32.68 $67,970
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 460 2.14 8.08 $32.04 $66,640
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.25 4.73 $31.70 $65,940
Fresno, CA 90 0.31 1.15 $31.56 $65,640
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 0.45 $31.38 $65,260
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.55 5.83 $30.71 $63,880
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $30.40 $63,220
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.24 0.91 $30.11 $62,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 3.78 $15.50 $32,250
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 2.96 $41.51 $86,350
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 2.33 $18.63 $38,740
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.47 $22.66 $47,130
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.18 $18.26 $37,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 3.78 $15.50 $32,250
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 2.96 $41.51 $86,350
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 2.33 $18.63 $38,740
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 1.87 $15.94 $33,150
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.47 $22.66 $47,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 2.96 $41.51 $86,350
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.75 $74,360
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.92 $58,080
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.64 $24.74 $51,460
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.47 $22.66 $47,130


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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