Mental Health Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

There are 3 mental health schools in Boston for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mental health in the city of Boston, which encompasses mental health training at the following levels:

  • Mental Health Certificate
  • Masters degree in Mental Health


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Mental Health Employment

Boston 4,920
Massachusetts 15,100

Exactly 4,920 of the 15,100 mental health professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. There has been a 34% decline in the number of mental health professionals in Boston between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of mental health professionals in Boston has decreased, overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Mental Health employment growth

17,950 20,280 21,300 16,190 15,100
7,430 8,330 7,220 7,740 4,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Mental Health VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$35,812 $37,150 $40,514 $44,077 $41,308
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

Salaries for mental health professionals in Boston have increased. Boston mental health professionals made $41,308 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for mental health professionals in Boston was $35,812 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of mental health professionals in Boston is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Boston

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Mental health professionals make a median salary of $38,995 per year in Boston. The difference in pay between the mental health professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 146%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $25,135 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $61,890 per year.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Boston

Mental Health
Social Work
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Organizational Psychology

Boston mental health professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Mental Health schools in Boston


There are 3 accredited mental health schools in the city. Many of Boston's mental health professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Mental Health Programs Offered In Boston


Boston's mental health schools offer 4 mental health degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mental Health Degrees In Boston


In 2010 approximately 51 students graduated from mental health courses.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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