Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 3,270.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in New York-Newark-Jersey City earn an average of $76,090 per year or $36.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Marriage and Family Therapists who work in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 306%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 6%.

Rankings for New York-Newark-Jersey City

  • Ranks #2 in New York for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #13 in the nation for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

New York-Newark-Jersey City Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $76,090 or $36.58 per hour which is 22% more than the New York average salary of $62,210.

AverageNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$36.58$29.9122.30%
Annual Salary$76,090$62,21022.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $76,090 or $36.58 per hour which is 27% more than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageNew York-Newark-Jersey CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$36.58$28.6927.50%
Annual Salary$76,090$59,66027.54%
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 New York-Newark-Jersey City earns an average annual salary of $65,896 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $62,210. per year.

Cost-of-living in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 15% higher than the New York average, which means New York-Newark-Jersey City residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New York average.

  • New York average salary is $62,210.
  • New York cost-of-living adjusted salary is $56,447.
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City average salary is $76,090.
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,896.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
New York-Newark-Jersey City$76,090115.47%$65,896
New York$62,210110.21%$56,447
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 New York-Newark-Jersey City, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $61,320 and $99,160 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 $99,160, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $48,820, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year327Under $48,820
15%2 – 4 years490$48,820 – $61,320
25%5 – 9 years818$61,320 – $77,960
25%10 – 14 years818$77,960 – $99,160
15%15 – 20 years490$77,960 – $99,160
10%20+ years327Above $99,160
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 $76,090, New York-Newark-Jersey City Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($129,390), Psychology Teachers ($111,290), Forensic Psychologists ($102,220), and School Psychologists ($98,980).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,390), Health Care Social Workers ($65,890), and Social Workers ($73,840).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$129,390
Psychology Teachers$111,290
Forensic Psychologists$102,220
School Psychologists$98,980
Marriage and Family Therapists$76,090
Social Workers$73,840
Health Care Social Workers$65,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for New York-Newark-Jersey City Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 3,270.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $76,090 per year or $36.58 per hour in New York-Newark-Jersey City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in New York-Newark-Jersey City Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $65,896 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in New York-Newark-Jersey City are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($129,390), Psychology Teachers($111,290), Forensic Psychologists($102,220).


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