Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Richmond is 130.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists in Richmond earn an average of $46,190 per year or $22.21 per hour.
  • The percentage of Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Richmond is 24%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Marriage and Family Therapists who work in Richmond is less than 1%.

Rankings for Richmond

  • Ranks #3 in Virginia for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Virginia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #122 in the nation for salary and #167 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #58 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Virginia

Richmond Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $46,190 or $22.21 per hour which is 13% less than the Virginia average salary of $53,550.

AverageRichmondVirginia% Difference
Hourly Wage$22.21$25.75-13.75%
Annual Salary$46,190$53,550-13.74%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Richmond Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $46,190 or $22.21 per hour which is 22% less than the U.S. average salary of $59,660.

AverageRichmondU.S.%
Hourly Wage$22.21$28.69-22.59%
Annual Salary$46,190$59,660-22.58%
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 Richmond earns an average annual salary of $48,397 which compares to the Virginia average annual salary of $53,550. per year.

Cost-of-living in Richmond is 5% less than the Virginia average, which means Richmond residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Virginia average.

  • Virginia average salary is $53,550.
  • Virginia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,030.
  • Richmond average salary is $46,190.
  • Richmond cost-of-living adjusted salary is $48,397.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Richmond$46,19095.44%$48,397
Virginia$53,550100.98%$53,030
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 Richmond, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $39,320 and $52,080 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 $60,040, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Marriage and Family Therapists.

Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $30,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $30,640
15%2 – 4 years20$30,640 – $39,320
25%5 – 9 years32$39,320 – $47,040
25%10 – 14 years32$47,040 – $52,080
15%15 – 20 years20$47,040 – $60,040
10%20+ years13Above $60,040
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 $46,190, Richmond Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,240), Forensic Psychologists ($90,660), Psychology Teachers ($84,120), School Psychologists ($72,750), Health Care Social Workers ($55,190), Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,660), and Social Workers ($52,250).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,240
Forensic Psychologists$90,660
Psychology Teachers$84,120
School Psychologists$72,750
Health Care Social Workers$55,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,660
Social Workers$52,250
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,190
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Richmond Marriage and Family Therapists

The number of Marriage and Family Therapists currently employed in Richmond is 130.

Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $46,190 per year or $22.21 per hour in Richmond.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Richmond Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $48,397 per year or $23 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Richmond are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,240), Forensic Psychologists($90,660), Psychology Teachers($84,120).


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