Mental Health Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

There is only one mental health school in Columbia for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mental health academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in mental health includes mental health training at the mental health masters degree level.


Statistics

Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Mental Health Employment

Columbia 610
South Carolina 2,690

Exactly 610 of South Carolina's 2,690 mental health professionals work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of mental health professionals in Columbia has grown by 221%. As the employment for mental health professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Mental Health employment growth

1,050 1,850 2,070 2,430 2,690
190 300 370 500 610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Mental Health VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$29,990 $38,930 $40,823 $38,467 $34,965
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of mental health professionals in Columbia has grown, salaries for mental health professionals have also increased. In 2010 mental health professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $34,965 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for mental health professionals in Columbia was $29,990 per year. The growth in the salary of mental health professionals in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
$22,560
25th percentile
$26,462
50th percentile
$31,770
75th percentile
$38,825
90th percentile
$55,675

Mental health professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $31,770 per year. The 10% of mental health professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $22,560 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $55,675 per year.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Columbia

Mental Health
$34,965
Social Work
$40,263
Counseling
$44,368
Clinical Psychology
$57,025
Sports Psychology
$69,800
Psychology
$69,800
Forensic Psychology
$69,800
School Psychology
$69,800

Mental health professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Mental Health schools in Columbia

1

There is only one accredited mental health school in the city. Many of Columbia's mental health professionals are graduates of this school.

Mental Health Programs Offered In Columbia

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total1

Columbia's mental health school offers one mental health degree and certificate program.

Student Completed Mental Health Degrees In Columbia

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
46
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total46

In 2010 approximately 46 students graduated from mental health courses.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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