Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
30,150 2.5 % $24.87 $51,730 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.67 $17.91 $23.10 $30.17 $37.94
Annual Wage (2) $30,510 $37,250 $48,040 $62,750 $78,920


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 9,910 0.67 $21.92 $45,600
State Government (OES Designation) 5,060 0.23 $32.40 $67,380
Outpatient Care Centers 4,870 0.70 $23.81 $49,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,640 0.34 $26.08 $54,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,170 0.04 $26.57 $55,260

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 4,870 0.70 $23.81 $49,520
Individual and Family Services 9,910 0.67 $21.92 $45,600
Other Residential Care Facilities 870 0.56 $21.01 $43,700
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 600 0.40 $20.46 $42,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,640 0.34 $26.08 $54,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,060 0.23 $32.40 $67,380
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $32.05 $66,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 700 0.01 $27.77 $57,760
Elementary and Secondary Schools 240 (7) $27.31 $56,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,170 0.04 $26.57 $55,260


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 6,170 0.41 1.83 $25.50 $53,040
New Jersey 4,070 1.05 4.71 $34.76 $72,300
Florida 2,420 0.32 1.41 $20.77 $43,210
Maryland 1,510 0.59 2.64 $23.66 $49,210
Virginia 1,410 0.39 1.73 $23.45 $48,770




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 4,070 1.05 4.71 $34.76 $72,300
West Virginia 460 0.65 2.89 $17.30 $35,990
Maryland 1,510 0.59 2.64 $23.66 $49,210
Delaware 250 0.59 2.63 $24.44 $50,840
California 6,170 0.41 1.83 $25.50 $53,040




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 4,070 1.05 4.71 $34.76 $72,300
New Mexico 190 0.24 1.08 $30.20 $62,820
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $30.06 $62,530
Hawaii 220 0.36 1.59 $29.09 $60,500
Alaska 30 0.11 0.48 $28.79 $59,880





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 2,130 0.53 2.36 $22.43 $46,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.21 0.94 $30.78 $64,030
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.08 4.85 $35.00 $72,790
Baltimore-Towson, MD 880 0.68 3.05 $24.57 $51,100
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.77 3.45 $34.77 $72,310
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 710 1.39 6.23 $35.09 $72,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 700 0.29 1.31 $27.39 $56,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 680 0.51 2.30 $24.10 $50,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.45 2.00 $26.48 $55,070
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 520 0.68 3.06 $24.98 $51,960




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 100 1.96 8.80 $21.35 $44,400
Coeur d'Alene, ID 90 1.62 7.25 $15.35 $31,930
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 710 1.39 6.23 $35.09 $72,980
Rochester, MN 140 1.31 5.88 $16.70 $34,740
Prescott, AZ 70 1.31 5.86 $27.09 $56,340
Dover, DE 70 1.19 5.34 $23.91 $49,730
Morgantown, WV 70 1.11 4.96 $21.34 $44,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.08 4.85 $35.00 $72,790
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.06 4.76 $20.03 $41,670
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 170 0.99 4.43 $29.40 $61,150




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 $38.78 $80,650
Reno-Sparks, NV (8) (8) (8) $35.92 $74,720
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.54 $73,920
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.15 0.69 $35.37 $73,570
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 710 1.39 6.23 $35.09 $72,980
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.08 4.85 $35.00 $72,790
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.77 3.45 $34.77 $72,310
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $33.83 $70,370
St. George, UT 30 0.61 2.75 $33.58 $69,840
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 140 0.78 3.49 $33.17 $69,000

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 Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 3.54 $15.24 $31,700
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 2.73 $21.64 $45,010
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 1.26 $26.48 $55,070
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 70 0.97 4.34 $21.70 $45,130
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.74 $32.95 $68,530

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 70 0.97 4.34 $21.70 $45,130
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 3.54 $15.24 $31,700
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.74 $32.95 $68,530
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 2.73 $21.64 $45,010
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.99 $19.95 $41,490

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 60 0.61 2.74 $32.95 $68,530
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.04 $60,400
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.44 $26.78 $55,700
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.93 $26.65 $55,420
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 1.26 $26.48 $55,070


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015