Marriage counselors work with couples to find a way to get married, including by getting married, having children, and getting divorced.
A marriage counselor is a licensed counselor who performs all of the following services for couples: Marriage counseling sessions, counseling couples, counseling children, counseling adults, and marriage counseling support.
Marriage counselors are also often the primary or only source of support for a person experiencing mental illness.
Marriage counseling services are provided by licensed marriage counselors in many states.
According to the American Psychological Association, there are over 30,000 licensed marriage counselor jobs available in the U.S., including positions that are required by state licensing boards and other regulatory agencies.
Marriage counselor salaries are based on the qualifications of the profession, the number of hours worked per week, and the location of the job.
Salary estimates are based upon surveys of more than 1,500 job candidates by Salary.com.
Salary.org’s Salary Calculator allows you to see compensation data and compare it to similar jobs across industries.
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a list of the top salary earners, based on median weekly pay, for all occupations in the United States in 2018.
To learn more about the salary data, see the BLS Salaries page.