Salary Report for Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists
Compare Virginia to U.S.
Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $53,550 which is 10% less than the national average salary of $59,660.
|Average Hourly Wage||$25.75||$28.69||-10.25%|
|Average Annual Salary||$53,550||$59,660||-10.24%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In Virginia, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $39,320 and $62,450 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 $76,950, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Marriage and Family Therapists.
Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $37,210, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.
|10%||Less than a Year||55||Under $37,210|
|15%||2 – 4 years||82||$37,210 – $39,320|
|25%||5 – 9 years||138||$39,320 – $49,130|
|25%||10 – 14 years||138||$49,130 – $62,450|
|15%||15 – 20 years||82||$49,130 – $76,950|
|10%||20+ years||55||Above $76,950|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Marriage and Family Therapists in Virginia psychologists earn about $53,030 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $59,660.
Cost-of-living in Virginia is 1% higher than the national average, which means Virginia residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.
More cost-of-living reports for U.S. States.
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $53,550, Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($108,910), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($108,700), Forensic Psychologists ($104,670), School Psychologists ($88,890), Psychology Teachers ($83,580), Social Workers ($58,100), and Health Care Social Workers ($57,420).
However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,210).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$108,910|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologists||$108,700|
|Health Care Social Workers||$57,420|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$53,550|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$53,210|
Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in Virginia the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (16,930), Social Workers (9,860) and Health Care Social Workers (3,980).
The three professions in Virginia needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (19.5%), Psychology Teachers (14.2%) and Marriage and Family Therapists (13.9%).
|Substance Abuse Counselors||14,170||16,930||19.5%||1,700|
|Health Care Social Workers||3,500||3,980||13.7%||390|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||720||820||13.9%||80|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologists||560||490||-12.5%||30|
Salaries Ranked by Virginia Cities
The average salary for Marriage and Family Therapists in Virginia is $53,550. The top cities that pay Marriage and Family Therapists the most are Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News ($50,140), Roanoke ($49,560) and Richmond ($46,190).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Marriage and Family Therapists the highest average annual salary are Roanoke ($54,348), Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News ($52,131) and Richmond ($48,397).
The following table shows the average yearly salary range for Marriage and Family Therapists in each city, and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for cost-of-living in that state.
The difference column shows how much more or less purchasing power a Marriage and Family Therapists salary will have in that area.
|Area||Average Salary||COL Adjusted||Difference|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News||$50,140||$52,131||$1,991|
Salary FAQ for Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists
City and Rural Summaries
Average Marriage and Family Therapists Salary: $46,190
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $48,397
Hourly Wage: $22.21
Currently Employed: 130
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.44
Richmond Salary Report
Average Marriage and Family Therapists Salary: $49,560
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $54,348
Hourly Wage: $24
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.19
Roanoke Salary Report
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
Average Marriage and Family Therapists Salary: $50,140
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $52,131
Hourly Wage: $24.10
Currently Employed: 130
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.18
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Salary Report