How much do marriage and family therapists make? According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary of MFTs (also known as marriage and family counselors) in the United States in 2012 was $49,270. The table below compares the salaries of MFTs to other counseling occupations in Oregon and the U.S. As with all professions, individual earnings differ based on industry, geographic location, experience, education, and other factors. In 2012, the lowest paid 10% of MFTs in the U.S. earned less than $21,890 while the highest paid 10% earned more than $61,220.
Oregon Annual Mean Salary
U.S. Annual Mean Salary
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Mental Health Counselors
Counselors, All Other
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors