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Marriage and Family Therapists in California

Want to work in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist? Read this first!

23.5% Jobs Projection
$48,080 Median Salary
1,590 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Marriage and Family Therapists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Marriage and Family Therapists in California is growing faster than average.

  • Marriage and Family Therapists in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Marriage and Family Therapists Work in California?

In 2018, there were 21,920 Marriage and Family Therapists working in the state.

There were 16,420 Marriage and Family Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 5,500 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Marriage and Family Therapists in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 380 Marriage and Family Therapists working in it, which means California has more Marriage and Family Therapists than average.

Marriage and Family Therapists in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Marriage and Family Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 23.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 23.4%.

Job Projections for Marriage and Family Therapists: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,590 annual Marriage and Family Therapists job openings in California, and 14,200 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,700 annual jobs and 51,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Marriage and Family Therapists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Marriage and Family Therapists ranged from $31,660 to $80,990 with $48,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.22 to $38.94. The median hourly rate was $23.11.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.63 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.48.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Marriage and Family Therapists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Marriage and Family Therapists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Marriage and Family Therapists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,340 $49,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,240 $57,150
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,250 $50,760
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 980 $41,660
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 770 $39,370
Fresno, CA 610 $39,340
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 240 $56,510
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 240 $59,260
Bakersfield, CA 200 $42,830
Visalia-Porterville, CA 190 $38,110
Santa Rosa, CA 180 $37,700
Modesto, CA 170 $46,050
Redding, CA 100 $59,710
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 $53,020
Chico, CA 40 $46,190

Top States for Marriage and Family Therapists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Marriage and Family Therapists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 21,920 $48,080
New Jersey 4,150 $72,450
Florida 2,810 $42,340
Pennsylvania 2,090 $58,360
Arizona 1,410 $46,330
Maryland 1,360 $49,020
Minnesota 1,040 $52,200
New York 970 $51,440
Virginia 790 $49,570
Texas 770 $43,770
Colorado 750 $65,120
Indiana 720 $43,600
Iowa 680 $49,410
Wisconsin 620 $48,360
Massachusetts 580 $52,580
Utah 520 $60,360
Tennessee 510 $36,500
Ohio 480 $46,610
Oklahoma 440 $48,950
Illinois 440 $40,090

Below are the states where Marriage and Family Therapists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maine $86,060
Hawaii $75,040
New Jersey $72,450
Georgia $68,360
Colorado $65,120
Utah $60,360
Wyoming $60,200
Alaska $59,190
Pennsylvania $58,360
Nevada $54,430

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