Marriage and family therapists

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Total Workforce
19k
Average Age
45.4
Average Salary
$39,986
Average Male Salary
$49,416
Average Female Salary
$36,793

About

Marriage and family therapists are most often employed by the Individual & family services industry. The average yearly wage for Marriage and family therapists was $39,986 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marriage and family therapists by wage are Opticians, dispensing, Solar photovoltaic installers, and Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Marriage and family therapists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Marriage and family therapists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Marriage and family therapists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Marriage and family therapists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Marriage and family therapists, by average wage, is Elementary & secondary schools. Marriage and family therapists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,986
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,088

In 2018, Marriage and family therapists earned an average of $39,986, $13,902 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers make somewhat more than Marriage and family therapists while Opticians, dispensing make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Marriage and family therapists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.299
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Marriage and family therapists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.299, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Marriage and family therapists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Marriage and family therapists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Marriage and family therapists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Marriage and family therapists, by number of employees, are Individual & family services, Outpatient care centers, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Marriage and family therapists, by average wage, are Elementary & secondary schools, Administration of human resource programs, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

19k
2018 Workforce
± 3,387

This graphic shows the share of Marriage and family therapists employed by various industries. Individual & family services employs the largest share of Marriage and family therapists at  45.1%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 21.7% and Elementary & secondary schools with 3.59%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Marriage and family therapists in the US. The average age of male Marriage and family therapists in the workforce is 51.5 and of female Marriage and family therapists is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marriage and family therapists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

4.82k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,704
14.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,927

74.7% of Marriage and family therapists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Marriage and family therapists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Marriage and family therapists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.2% of Marriage and family therapists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.1% of Marriage and family therapists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Marriage and family therapists.

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Age by Gender

51.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.77
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.8

The median age of Marriage and family therapists is 45.4, and Male employees are generally 8.21 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Marriage and family therapists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Marriage and family therapists is Psychology but a relatively high number of Marriage and family therapists hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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