|Quick Facts: Marriage and Family Therapists|
$49,880 per year
$23.98 per hour
|14% (Much faster than average)|
Marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome problems with family and other relationships.
Marriage and family therapists work in a variety of settings, such as private practice and mental health centers. Most work full time.
Marriage and family therapists typically need a master’s degree and a license to practice.
The median annual wage for marriage and family therapists was $49,880 in May 2021.
Employment of marriage and family therapists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 6,400 openings for marriage and family therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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