Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Fargo is 70.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Fargo earn an average of $60,710 per year or $29.19 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Fargo is 88%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Fargo is less than 1%.

Rankings for Fargo

  • Ranks #1 in North Dakota for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #44 in the nation for salary and #201 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #84 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

Fargo Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $60,710 or $29.19 per hour which is 19% more than the North Dakota average salary of $50,980.

AverageFargoNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.19$24.5119.09%
Annual Salary$60,710$50,98019.09%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fargo Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $60,710 or $29.19 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageFargoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.19$28.691.74%
Annual Salary$60,710$59,6601.76%
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 Fargo earns an average annual salary of $64,585 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $50,980. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fargo is 6% less than the North Dakota average, which means Fargo residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Dakota average.

  • North Dakota average salary is $50,980.
  • North Dakota cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,389.
  • Fargo average salary is $60,710.
  • Fargo cost-of-living adjusted salary is $64,585.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fargo$60,71094.00%$64,585
North Dakota$50,98092.04%$55,389
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 Fargo, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $47,730 and $61,330 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 $94,540, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $47,280, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $47,280
15%2 – 4 years10$47,280 – $47,730
25%5 – 9 years18$47,730 – $61,330
25%10 – 14 years18$61,330 – $61,330
15%15 – 20 years10$61,330 – $94,540
10%20+ years7Above $94,540
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 $60,710, Fargo Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,030), Psychology Teachers ($86,300), and School Psychologists ($68,830).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,120), Social Workers ($56,670), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,030
Psychology Teachers$86,300
School Psychologists$68,830
Marriage and Family Therapists$60,710
Health Care Social Workers$58,090
Social Workers$56,670
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,120
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fargo Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Fargo is 70.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $60,710 per year or $29.19 per hour in Fargo.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fargo Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $64,585 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fargo are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,030), Psychology Teachers($86,300), School Psychologists($68,830).


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