Counseling Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

In Boston, there are 6 counseling schools where counseling faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in counseling in the city of Boston, which encompasses counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Counseling Employment

Boston 9,220
Massachusetts 20,960

Exactly 9,220 of the 20,590 counseling professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of counseling professionals in Boston has shrunk by 10%. As the employment for counseling professionals in Boston has decreased, overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Counseling employment growth

21,460 21,530 21,790 21,260 20,590
10,280 9,840 9,170 9,710 9,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$45,075 $49,057 $52,598 $52,042 $51,600
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

In Boston, salaries for counseling professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $51,600 per year was earned by counseling professionals in Boston. The average salary for counseling professionals in Boston was $45,075 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of counseling professionals in Boston is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Boston

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Counseling professionals make a median salary of $48,314 per year in Boston. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,742 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 176% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Boston

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Organizational Psychology

Counseling professional salaries in Boston are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Boston


Many of Boston's counseling professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited counseling schools in the city.

Counseling Programs Offered In Boston


There are a total of 19 degree and certificate programs in counseling offered by Boston's counseling schools.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Boston


In 2010 approximately 271 students completed counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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