Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Trenton is 320.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Trenton earn an average of $83,940 per year or $40.35 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Trenton is 8%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Trenton is 1%.

Rankings for Trenton

  • Ranks #1 in New Jersey for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in New Jersey for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #5 in the nation for salary and #40 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #26 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Jersey

Trenton Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $83,940 or $40.35 per hour which is 3% more than the New Jersey average salary of $81,330.

AverageTrentonNew Jersey% Difference
Hourly Wage$40.35$39.103.20%
Annual Salary$83,940$81,3303.21%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Trenton Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $83,940 or $40.35 per hour which is 40% more than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageTrentonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$40.35$28.6940.64%
Annual Salary$83,940$59,66040.70%
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 Trenton earns an average annual salary of $80,867 which compares to the New Jersey average annual salary of $81,330. per year.

Cost-of-living in Trenton is 4% higher than the New Jersey average, which means Trenton residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New Jersey average.

  • New Jersey average salary is $81,330.
  • New Jersey cost-of-living adjusted salary is $73,165.
  • Trenton average salary is $83,940.
  • Trenton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $80,867.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Trenton$83,940103.80%$80,867
New Jersey$81,330111.16%$73,165
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 Trenton, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $78,430 and $99,680 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 $99,680, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $61,740, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year32Under $61,740
15%2 – 4 years48$61,740 – $78,430
25%5 – 9 years80$78,430 – $78,430
25%10 – 14 years80$78,430 – $99,680
15%15 – 20 years48$78,430 – $99,680
10%20+ years32Above $99,680
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 $83,940, Trenton Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($119,020), and Psychology Teachers ($90,910).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,970), Health Care Social Workers ($69,240), and Social Workers ($75,250).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$119,020
Psychology Teachers$90,910
Marriage and Family Therapists$83,940
Social Workers$75,250
Health Care Social Workers$69,240
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,970
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Trenton Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Trenton is 320.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $83,940 per year or $40.35 per hour in Trenton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Trenton Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $80,867 per year or $39 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Trenton are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($119,020), Psychology Teachers($90,910), Marriage and Family Therapists($83,940).


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