Salary Report for West Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists
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Compare West Virginia to U.S.
West Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists earn an average of $43,550 which is 27% less than the national average salary of $59,660.
|Type||West Virginia||U.S.||% Difference|
|Average Hourly Wage||$20.94||$28.69||-27.01%|
|Average Annual Salary||$43,550||$59,660||-27.00%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In West Virginia, 50% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn between $37,250 and $49,130 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 $61,140, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Marriage and Family Therapists.
Approximately 10% of Marriage and Family Therapists earn under $36,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Marriage and Family Therapists.
|10%||Less than a Year||5||Under $36,040|
|15%||2 – 4 years||8||$36,040 – $37,250|
|25%||5 – 9 years||12||$37,250 – $38,830|
|25%||10 – 14 years||12||$38,830 – $49,130|
|15%||15 – 20 years||8||$38,830 – $61,140|
|10%||20+ years||5||Above $61,140|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Marriage and Family Therapists in West Virginia psychologists earn about $49,511 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $59,660.
Cost-of-living in West Virginia is 12% less than the national average, which means West Virginia residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.
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Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $43,550, West Virginia Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($63,410), School Psychologists ($61,210), Forensic Psychologists ($55,990), Health Care Social Workers ($54,830), and Psychology Teachers ($54,450).
However, Marriage and Family Therapists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,230), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,520).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$63,410|
|Health Care Social Workers||$54,830|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$43,550|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$41,520|
Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in West Virginia the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Social Workers (2,000), Substance Abuse Counselors (1,880) and Forensic Psychologists (1,120).
The three professions in West Virginia needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (27.9%), Marriage and Family Therapists (23.1%) and Health Care Social Workers (13.6%).
|Substance Abuse Counselors||1,470||1,880||27.9%||200|
|Health Care Social Workers||880||1,000||13.6%||100|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||130||160||23.1%||20|
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