Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 40.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $58,850 per year or $28.29 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Marriage and Family Therapists who work in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 10%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #1 in Kentucky for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #54 in the nation for salary and #476 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #121 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,850 or $28.29 per hour which is 2% more than the Kentucky average salary of $57,210.

AverageSouth Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan AreaKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.29$27.512.84%
Annual Salary$58,850$57,2102.87%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,850 or $28.29 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageSouth Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.29$28.69-1.39%
Annual Salary$58,850$59,660-1.36%
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 South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $68,414 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $57,210. per year.

Cost-of-living in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 14% less than the Kentucky average, which means South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Kentucky average.

  • Kentucky average salary is $57,210.
  • Kentucky cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,722.
  • South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $58,850.
  • South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $68,414.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area$58,85086.02%$68,414
Kentucky$57,21089.78%$63,722
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 South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $39,690 and $79,890 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 $79,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $29,100, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year4Under $29,100
15%2 – 4 years6$29,100 – $39,690
25%5 – 9 years10$39,690 – $62,870
25%10 – 14 years10$62,870 – $79,890
15%15 – 20 years6$62,870 – $79,890
10%20+ years4Above $79,890
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 $58,850, South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($64,200), and School Psychologists ($60,730).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($40,890), Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,890), and Health Care Social Workers ($51,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$64,200
School Psychologists$60,730
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,850
Health Care Social Workers$51,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,890
Social Workers$40,890
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area is 40.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,850 per year or $28.29 per hour in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $68,414 per year or $33 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in South Central Kentucky Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($64,200), School Psychologists($60,730), Marriage and Family Therapists($58,850).


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