Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Fresno is 470.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Fresno earn an average of $56,920 per year or $27.37 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Fresno is 2%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Fresno is 1%.

Rankings for Fresno

  • Ranks #17 in California for salary and #22 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #68 in the nation for salary and #86 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Fresno Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $56,920 or $27.37 per hour which is 4% less than the California average salary of $59,320.

AverageFresnoCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.37$28.52-4.03%
Annual Salary$56,920$59,320-4.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fresno Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $56,920 or $27.37 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageFresnoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.37$28.69-4.60%
Annual Salary$56,920$59,660-4.59%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Marriage and Family Therapists in Fresno earns an average annual salary of $57,011 which compares to the California average annual salary of $59,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fresno is 0% less than the California average, which means Fresno residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $59,320.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,742.
  • Fresno average salary is $56,920.
  • Fresno cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,011.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fresno$56,92099.84%$57,011
California$59,320110.38%$53,742
U.S.$59,660$59,660
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Fresno, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $38,340 and $62,950 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn more than $95,320, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $36,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year47Under $36,440
15%2 – 4 years70$36,440 – $38,340
25%5 – 9 years118$38,340 – $48,480
25%10 – 14 years118$48,480 – $62,950
15%15 – 20 years70$48,480 – $95,320
10%20+ years47Above $95,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $56,920, Fresno Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($115,360), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($114,390), Forensic Psychologists ($90,600), Psychology Teachers ($81,940), and Health Care Social Workers ($81,840).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,780), and Social Workers ($53,960).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$115,360
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$114,390
Forensic Psychologists$90,600
Psychology Teachers$81,940
Health Care Social Workers$81,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,920
Social Workers$53,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fresno Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Fresno is 470.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $56,920 per year or $27.37 per hour in Fresno.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fresno Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $57,011 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fresno are School Psychologists($115,360), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($114,390), Forensic Psychologists($90,600).


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