Mental Health Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 2 mental health schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mental health and mental health education in Chicago, which includes mental health training at the following levels:

  • Mental Health Certificate
  • Masters degree in Mental Health


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Mental Health Employment

Chicago 10,800
Illinois 17,480

Exactly 10,800 of the 17,480 mental health professionals employed in Illinois, work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, in Chicago, there has been a 74% growth in the number of mental health professionals. As the employment for mental health professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Mental Health employment growth

15,680 16,510 17,840 19,360 17,480
6,190 9,830 10,840 12,830 10,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Mental Health VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$30,700 $34,218 $35,750 $37,382 $38,144
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for mental health professionals have increased. In 2010 mental health professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $38,144 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, mental health professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $30,700 per year. The growth in the salary of mental health professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$23,792
25th percentile
$28,460
50th percentile
$34,814
75th percentile
$45,022
90th percentile
$55,980

Mental health professionals in Chicago make a median yearly salary of $34,814. The difference in pay between the mental health professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 135%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $23,792 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $55,980 per year.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Chicago

Mental Health
$38,144
Social Work
$50,948
Counseling
$53,338
Clinical Psychology
$64,423
School Psychology
$76,270
Sports Psychology
$76,270
Psychology
$88,100
Forensic Psychology
$88,100

Chicago 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 Chicago

2

Many of Chicago's mental health professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited mental health schools in the city.

Mental Health Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total2

There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in mental health offered by Chicago's mental health schools.

Student Completed Mental Health Degrees In Chicago

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
11
doctor
0
Certificate
12
Total23

Approximately 23 students graduated from mental health courses in 2010.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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