Marriage therapists make an average of $39, 710 per year. This is equivalent to about $19.09 an hour. However, this salary varies greatly based on the therapist's location, number of clients, and rate. Most marriage therapists set their own rate. Some therapists end up making well over $100 per hour. Marriage therapists in urban and suburban areas are more likely to make a higher salary than marriage counselors in rural areas. This is due to the demand and economic situations in the areas. Of course, marriage counselors in cities or areas with many wealthy inhabitants are also likely to make a higher amount. For example, on average, marriage counselors in Manhattan make more each year than marriage counselors in the Bronx. Though, there may be higher costs to maintain a practice or office in a traditionally high-class neighborhood.