Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 10,880.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earn an average of $55,760 per year or $26.81 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 42%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 20%.

Rankings for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

  • Ranks #20 in California for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #75 in the nation for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $55,760 or $26.81 per hour which is 6% less than the California average salary of $59,320.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.81$28.52-6.00%
Annual Salary$55,760$59,320-6.00%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $55,760 or $26.81 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.81$28.69-6.55%
Annual Salary$55,760$59,660-6.54%
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earns an average annual salary of $49,835 which compares to the California average annual salary of $59,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 12% higher than the California average, which means Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim average salary is $55,760.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim cost-of-living adjusted salary is $49,835.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim$55,760111.89%$49,835
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $39,200 and $63,310 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 $81,600, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $37,050, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year1,088Under $37,050
15%2 – 4 years1,632$37,050 – $39,200
25%5 – 9 years2,720$39,200 – $49,350
25%10 – 14 years2,720$49,350 – $63,310
15%15 – 20 years1,632$49,350 – $81,600
10%20+ years1,088Above $81,600
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 $55,760, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($122,170), Forensic Psychologists ($112,390), School Psychologists ($90,010), Health Care Social Workers ($81,660), Social Workers ($69,540), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,610).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$141,130
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$136,940
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$122,170
Forensic Psychologists$112,390
School Psychologists$90,010
Health Care Social Workers$81,660
Social Workers$69,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,610
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 10,880.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $55,760 per year or $26.81 per hour in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $49,835 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim are Psychology Teachers($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($122,170).


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