Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
29,060 2.7 % $24.85 $51,690 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.41 $17.83 $23.15 $30.39 $37.78
Annual Wage (2) $29,980 $37,080 $48,160 $63,210 $78,580


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 9,360 0.67 $21.71 $45,160
State Government (OES Designation) 4,990 0.23 $31.66 $65,840
Outpatient Care Centers 4,510 0.67 $25.15 $52,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,630 0.35 $25.31 $52,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,130 0.04 $27.33 $56,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 9,360 0.67 $21.71 $45,160
Outpatient Care Centers 4,510 0.67 $25.15 $52,310
Other Residential Care Facilities 820 0.52 $19.08 $39,680
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 660 0.45 $19.18 $39,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,630 0.35 $25.31 $52,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,990 0.23 $31.66 $65,840
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $27.36 $56,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,130 0.04 $27.33 $56,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 700 0.01 $26.98 $56,120
Social Advocacy Organizations 60 0.03 $25.76 $53,570


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 5,690 0.39 1.76 $26.19 $54,470
New Jersey 4,170 1.09 4.98 $34.26 $71,250
Florida 2,280 0.31 1.39 $21.16 $44,010
Virginia 1,600 0.44 2.01 $22.47 $46,730
Maryland 1,470 0.58 2.65 $22.35 $46,500




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 4,170 1.09 4.98 $34.26 $71,250
Maryland 1,470 0.58 2.65 $22.35 $46,500
Delaware 240 0.58 2.65 $24.73 $51,430
West Virginia 340 0.48 2.18 $17.29 $35,950
Virginia 1,600 0.44 2.01 $22.47 $46,730




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 4,170 1.09 4.98 $34.26 $71,250
Wyoming 40 0.15 0.70 $30.90 $64,270
Nevada 180 0.15 0.70 $28.73 $59,750
Ohio 410 0.08 0.36 $28.33 $58,920
Hawaii 200 0.33 1.50 $28.03 $58,300





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 2,140 0.54 2.46 $23.11 $48,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.21 0.95 $30.34 $63,120
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.12 5.12 $34.45 $71,660
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.95 4.34 $34.10 $70,920
Baltimore-Towson, MD 840 0.66 2.99 $23.78 $49,460
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 680 1.36 6.19 $34.43 $71,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 1.18 $27.81 $57,830
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.39 1.79 $27.34 $56,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 520 0.51 2.32 $22.84 $47,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.29 1.33 $23.50 $48,870




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)
Salisbury, MD 90 1.70 7.74 $19.80 $41,170
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 680 1.36 6.19 $34.43 $71,620
Prescott, AZ 70 1.26 5.76 $27.38 $56,950
Coeur d'Alene, ID 70 1.26 5.75 $16.72 $34,770
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.12 5.12 $34.45 $71,660
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 150 1.11 5.05 (8) (8)
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.04 4.76 $19.27 $40,070
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.95 4.34 $34.10 $70,920
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 0.91 4.16 $17.36 $36,110
Barnstable Town, MA 90 0.90 4.09 $23.00 $47,840




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)
Raleigh-Cary, NC 30 0.06 0.26 $38.61 $80,310
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $36.58 $76,080
Reno-Sparks, NV 50 0.26 1.19 $35.33 $73,480
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.12 5.12 $34.45 $71,660
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 680 1.36 6.19 $34.43 $71,620
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.95 4.34 $34.10 $70,920
Redding, CA 50 0.81 3.71 $33.78 $70,260
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 70 0.21 0.97 $33.20 $69,060
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 140 0.83 3.77 $32.88 $68,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.33 1.53 $32.81 $68,240

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 4.50 $31.68 $65,890
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.71 $23.07 $47,990
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 3.81 $21.29 $44,280
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.71 $19.57 $40,700
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.22 $23.19 $48,230

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 4.50 $31.68 $65,890
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 3.81 $21.29 $44,280
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.71 $23.07 $47,990
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.80 $26.33 $54,760
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.71 $19.57 $40,700

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 40 0.26 1.19 $33.65 $69,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 4.50 $31.68 $65,890
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.10 $62,600
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.80 $26.33 $54,760
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.26 $26.03 $54,130


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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