Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 1,120.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara earn an average of $70,130 per year or $33.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Marriage and Family Therapists who work in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 4%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 2%.

Rankings for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

  • Ranks #5 in California for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #19 in the nation for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $70,130 or $33.72 per hour which is 18% more than the California average salary of $59,320.

AverageSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$33.72$28.5218.23%
Annual Salary$70,130$59,32018.22%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $70,130 or $33.72 per hour which is 17% more than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraU.S.%
Hourly Wage$33.72$28.6917.53%
Annual Salary$70,130$59,66017.55%
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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara earns an average annual salary of $62,549 which compares to the California average annual salary of $59,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 12% higher than the California average, which means San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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.
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara average salary is $70,130.
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,549.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara$70,130112.12%$62,549
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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $49,880 and $90,860 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 $100,200, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $47,010, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year112Under $47,010
15%2 – 4 years168$47,010 – $49,880
25%5 – 9 years280$49,880 – $61,620
25%10 – 14 years280$61,620 – $90,860
15%15 – 20 years168$61,620 – $100,200
10%20+ years112Above $100,200
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 $70,130, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($134,200), Health Care Social Workers ($105,600), School Psychologists ($102,070), Forensic Psychologists ($100,300), Social Workers ($76,500), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($74,560).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$134,200
Health Care Social Workers$105,600
School Psychologists$102,070
Forensic Psychologists$100,300
Social Workers$76,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$74,560
Marriage and Family Therapists$70,130
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 1,120.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $70,130 per year or $33.72 per hour in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $62,549 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($134,200), Health Care Social Workers($105,600), School Psychologists($102,070).


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