Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
34,270 9.7 % $23.69 $49,270 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $16.93 $22.44 $29.06 $36.11
Annual Wage (2) $25,540 $35,210 $46,670 $60,440 $75,120


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 9,410 0.72 $21.42 $44,560
Outpatient Care Centers 9,060 1.41 $21.75 $45,240
State Government (OES Designation) 5,140 0.23 $31.17 $64,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.05 $27.45 $57,090
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,490 0.35 $24.69 $51,360

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 9,060 1.41 $21.75 $45,240
Individual and Family Services 9,410 0.72 $21.42 $44,560
Other Residential Care Facilities 950 0.60 $18.07 $37,580
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 670 0.47 $18.90 $39,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,490 0.35 $24.69 $51,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,140 0.23 $31.17 $64,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.05 $27.45 $57,090
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $27.17 $56,520
Employment Services 100 (7) $25.10 $52,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 550 0.01 $24.82 $51,630


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 9,120 0.64 2.42 $22.71 $47,230
New Jersey 5,280 1.39 5.29 $32.63 $67,870
Florida 2,130 0.29 1.12 $20.86 $43,390
Virginia 1,710 0.48 1.81 $21.81 $45,370
Maryland 1,310 0.52 1.98 $22.06 $45,880




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 5,280 1.39 5.29 $32.63 $67,870
California 9,120 0.64 2.42 $22.71 $47,230
Delaware 220 0.53 2.02 $24.02 $49,960
Maryland 1,310 0.52 1.98 $22.06 $45,880
Virginia 1,710 0.48 1.81 $21.81 $45,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,280 1.39 5.29 $32.63 $67,870
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $30.69 $63,830
Hawaii 160 0.28 1.06 $30.11 $62,630
Nevada 110 0.10 0.36 $27.98 $58,200
Ohio 370 0.07 0.28 $27.49 $57,180





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 2,280 0.59 2.24 $23.65 $49,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.31 1.17 $27.09 $56,350
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.39 5.28 $32.49 $67,570
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.19 4.53 $33.56 $69,790
Baltimore-Towson, MD 750 0.59 2.25 $22.89 $47,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 690 0.39 1.50 $23.23 $48,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.28 1.07 $27.54 $57,280
Madison, WI 580 1.73 6.59 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 550 0.32 1.22 $25.13 $52,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.55 2.08 $24.48 $50,910




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)
Madison, WI 580 1.73 6.59 (8) (8)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 370 1.72 6.55 $33.01 $68,650
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 60 1.51 5.75 $24.06 $50,040
Lynchburg, VA 140 1.46 5.57 $19.37 $40,280
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.39 5.28 $32.49 $67,570
Salisbury, MD 70 1.36 5.16 $20.23 $42,070
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.19 4.53 $33.56 $69,790
Salinas, CA 140 0.88 3.35 $30.05 $62,510
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 80 0.83 3.16 $19.43 $40,420
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.82 3.12 $23.59 $49,070




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)
St. George, UT 30 0.69 2.61 $38.87 $80,840
Fresno, CA 80 0.26 0.99 $33.93 $70,580
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $33.61 $69,910
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.19 4.53 $33.56 $69,790
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 370 1.72 6.55 $33.01 $68,650
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 140 0.81 3.09 $32.63 $67,880
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.39 5.28 $32.49 $67,570
Lancaster, PA 50 0.24 0.92 $31.11 $64,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.18 0.68 $30.26 $62,940
Salinas, CA 140 0.88 3.35 $30.05 $62,510

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 90 0.58 2.19 $17.09 $35,540
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 2.11 $22.66 $47,130
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 3.60 $21.03 $43,750
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 2.51 $30.89 $64,250
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.32 $32.77 $68,160

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)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 3.60 $21.03 $43,750
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 2.51 $30.89 $64,250
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.19 $17.09 $35,540
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 2.11 $22.66 $47,130
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.32 $32.77 $68,160

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.32 $32.77 $68,160
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 2.51 $30.89 $64,250
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.74 $61,860
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.01 $47,870
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 2.11 $22.66 $47,130


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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