Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Salary

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 2014 was $51,730. 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 2014, the lowest paid 10% of MFTs in the U.S. earned less than $30,510 while the highest paid 10% earned more than $78,920.


Counseling Occupations Oregon Annual Mean Salary U.S. Annual Mean Salary Difference
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $54,270 $56,040 -$1,770
Marriage and Family Therapists $40,210 $51,730 -$11,520
Counselors, All Other $51,440 $47,240 $4,200
Mental Health Counselors $53,330 $43,990 $9,340
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors $45,730 $41,870 $3,860
Rehabilitation Counselors $38,240 $37,890 -$350

Source: May 2014 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics


U.S. Mean Annual Wage for Marriage and Family Therapists (USD)




Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics