Counseling Schools
In Seattle, Washington

There are 4 counseling schools in Seattle for faculty to choose from. The trends in Seattle'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
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Counseling Employment

Seattle 7,340
Washington 18,690

Of the 18,220 counseling professionals employed in Washington State, 7,340 work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of counseling professionals in Seattle has shrunk by 12%. As the number of counseling professionals in Seattle has decreased, overall employment in Seattle has increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Counseling employment growth

20,380 20,400 19,240 18,740 18,220
8,330 8,050 4,740 7,470 7,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$48,060 $52,817 $53,667 $54,175 $54,688
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

In Seattle, salaries for counseling professionals have increased. In 2010 Seattle counseling professionals earned an average yearly salary of $54,688. Four years earlier in 2006, counseling professionals in Seattle made an average salary of $48,060 per year. The growth in the salary of counseling professionals in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Seattle

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Counseling professionals in Seattle make a median yearly salary of $51,380. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $36,338 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $76,400 per year.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Seattle

Clinical Psychology
Christian Counseling
Forensic Psychology
Sports Psychology
School Psychology

On average counseling professionals in Seattle earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Seattle.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Seattle


There are 4 accredited counseling schools in the city. Many of Seattle's counseling professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Counseling Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in counseling offered by Seattle's counseling schools.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 297 students completed counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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