Counseling Schools
In Birmingham, Alabama

The city of Birmingham has 2 schools where counseling faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the counseling academic community in Birmingham, and the future trends. Academia in counseling includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Counseling
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling


Professional Trends

Birmingham Vs. Alabama Counseling Employment

Birmingham 310
Alabama 6,110

Exactly 310 of Alabama's 5,390 counseling professionals work in Birmingham. The number of counseling professionals in Birmingham has shrunk by 6% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for counseling professionals in Birmingham has decreased, overall employment in Birmingham has also decreased.

Birmingham Vs. Alabama Counseling employment growth

6,280 5,850 6,410 6,020 5,390
330 310 330 No data 310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Alabama
  • Dark Yellow: Birmingham

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Birmingham

$42,815 $40,803 $37,457 No data $44,500
$28,360 $29,260 $30,440 No data $32,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Birmingham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Birmingham

Salaries for counseling professionals in Birmingham have increased. In 2010 Birmingham counseling professionals earned an average yearly salary of $44,500. Counseling professionals in Birmingham made a yearly average salary of $42,815, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of counseling professionals in Birmingham is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Birmingham

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Counseling professionals in Birmingham earn a median salary of $43,280 per year. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,803 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $56,860 per year.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Birmingham

Christian Counseling
Sports Psychology
School Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Clinical Psychology

Birmingham counseling professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Birmingham


There are 2 accredited counseling schools in the city. Many of Birmingham's counseling professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Counseling Programs Offered In Birmingham


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in counseling offered by Birmingham's counseling schools.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Birmingham


In 2010 approximately 23 students graduated from counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Birmingham, Alabama

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