Marriage and family therapists

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2019 Workforce
30.8k
Average Age
44.4
Estimated Job Growth
23.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$42,349
Average Male Salary
$46,529
Average Female Salary
$41,232

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Marriage and family therapists are most often employed by the Individual & family services industry. The average yearly wage for Marriage and family therapists was $42,349 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Marriage and family therapists by wage are Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Carpenters, and Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Marriage and family therapists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,349
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,968

In 2019, Marriage and family therapists earned an average of $42,349, $13,175 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Carpenters make somewhat more than Marriage and family therapists while Insurance claims & policy processing clerks 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

0.309
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Marriage and family therapists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.309, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 Offices of other health practitioners.

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Industries by Share

30.8k
2019 Workforce
± 4,306
61.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14%

The number of people employed as Marriage and family therapists has been growing at a rate of 61.6%, from 19,033 people in 2018 to 30,766 people in 2019.

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  42.9%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 19.6% and Offices of other health practitioners with 5.31%.

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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 41.8 and of female Marriage and family therapists is 45, and the most common race/ethnicity for Marriage and family therapists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.49k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,978
24.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,825

78.9% 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)

74.2% of Marriage and family therapists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.7% 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

41.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.83
45
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.34

The median age of Marriage and family therapists is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 3.19 years younger 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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Marriage and family therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Marriage and family therapists are expected to see a growth of 23.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

23.4%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Marriage and family therapists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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