Counseling Schools
In Portland, Oregon

There are 5 counseling schools in Portland for faculty to choose from. The trends in Portland's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Associates degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Counseling Employment

Portland 4,200
Oregon 7,550

Exactly 4,200 of Oregon's 6,810 counseling professionals work in Portland. There has been a 12% decline in the number of counseling professionals in Portland between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Portland has increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Counseling employment growth

8,020 7,610 7,240 7,520 6,810
4,800 4,970 3,720 4,860 4,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$49,028 $51,140 $53,155 $53,058 $52,228
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

As the number of counseling professionals in Portland has shrunk, salaries for counseling professionals have increased. In 2010 counseling professionals in Portland reportedly earned an average salary of $52,228 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, counseling professionals in Portland made an average salary of $49,028 per year. The growth in the salary of counseling professionals in Portland is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Portland

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Counseling professionals in Portland earn a median salary of $50,474 per year. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,896 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 145% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Portland

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

On average counseling professional salaries in Portland are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Portland


There are 5 accredited counseling schools in the city. Many of Portland's counseling professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Counseling Programs Offered In Portland


Portland's counseling schools offer 11 counseling degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Portland


In 2010 approximately 205 students graduated from counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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