Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Knoxville is 230.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Knoxville earn an average of $41,460 per year or $19.93 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Knoxville is 17%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Knoxville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Knoxville

  • Ranks #6 in Tennessee for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #139 in the nation for salary and #291 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #34 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Knoxville Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $41,460 or $19.93 per hour which is 4% less than the Tennessee average salary of $43,560.

AverageKnoxvilleTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.93$20.94-4.82%
Annual Salary$41,460$43,560-4.82%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Knoxville Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $41,460 or $19.93 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageKnoxvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.93$28.69-30.53%
Annual Salary$41,460$59,660-30.51%
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 Knoxville earns an average annual salary of $45,232 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $43,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Knoxville is 8% less than the Tennessee average, which means Knoxville residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Tennessee average.

  • Tennessee average salary is $43,560.
  • Tennessee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $47,271.
  • Knoxville average salary is $41,460.
  • Knoxville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $45,232.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Knoxville$41,46091.66%$45,232
Tennessee$43,56092.15%$47,271
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 Knoxville, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $35,440 and $47,040 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 $49,350, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $30,600, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year23Under $30,600
15%2 – 4 years34$30,600 – $35,440
25%5 – 9 years58$35,440 – $37,060
25%10 – 14 years58$37,060 – $47,040
15%15 – 20 years34$37,060 – $49,350
10%20+ years23Above $49,350
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 $41,460, Knoxville Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($93,440), Psychology Teachers ($81,690), School Psychologists ($68,950), Health Care Social Workers ($47,410), and Social Workers ($45,160).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,120).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$93,440
Psychology Teachers$81,690
School Psychologists$68,950
Health Care Social Workers$47,410
Social Workers$45,160
Marriage and Family Therapists$41,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,120
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Knoxville Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Knoxville is 230.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $41,460 per year or $19.93 per hour in Knoxville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Knoxville Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $45,232 per year or $22 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Knoxville are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($93,440), Psychology Teachers($81,690), School Psychologists($68,950).


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