Marriage therapists are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, marriage therapists rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 47% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy marriage therapists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Counseling psychologist
3.6
$77k
Clergy
3.6
$49k
Counselor
3.5
$33k
School counselor
3.5
$56k
Drug & alcohol counselor
3.3
$32k
Marriage therapist
3.2
$50k
Mental health counselor
3.1
$36k
Rehabilitation counselor
3.0
$36k
Family social worker
2.8
$46k
Substance abuse social worker
2.7
$45k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are marriage therapists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do marriage therapists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as marriage therapists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are marriage therapist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are marriage therapists making the best use of their abilities?

Are marriage therapists happy with their salary?

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