Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 200.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land earn an average of $58,550 per year or $28.15 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 25%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is less than 1%.

Rankings for Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

  • Ranks #2 in Texas for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #56 in the nation for salary and #79 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #40 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,550 or $28.15 per hour which is 2% more than the Texas average salary of $56,950.

AverageHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.15$27.382.81%
Annual Salary$58,550$56,9502.81%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,550 or $28.15 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.15$28.69-1.88%
Annual Salary$58,550$59,660-1.86%
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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land earns an average annual salary of $58,509 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $56,950. per year.

Cost-of-living in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 0% higher than the Texas average, which means Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $56,950.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,213.
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land average salary is $58,550.
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,509.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land$58,550100.07%$58,509
Texas$56,95099.54%$57,213
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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $46,610 and $72,440 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 $84,780, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $38,850, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $38,850
15%2 – 4 years30$38,850 – $46,610
25%5 – 9 years50$46,610 – $58,010
25%10 – 14 years50$58,010 – $72,440
15%15 – 20 years30$58,010 – $84,780
10%20+ years20Above $84,780
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 $58,550, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($105,420), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($85,720), Psychology Teachers ($78,930), School Psychologists ($73,770), and Health Care Social Workers ($65,140).

However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($50,530), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,840).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$105,420
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$85,720
Psychology Teachers$78,930
School Psychologists$73,770
Health Care Social Workers$65,140
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,840
Social Workers$50,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 200.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,550 per year or $28.15 per hour in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $58,509 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land are Forensic Psychologists($105,420), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($85,720), Psychology Teachers($78,930).


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