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Counseling Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

The city of Chicago has 21 schools where counseling faculty can find employment. The trends in Chicago's counseling academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes counseling training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Counseling Employment

Chicago 15,660
Illinois 30,820

Exactly 15,660 of Illinois' 24,880 counseling professionals work in Chicago. The number of counseling professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 2% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of counseling professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Counseling employment growth

25,690 26,280 28,370 29,200 24,880
15,940 16,910 17,610 19,110 15,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$44,025 $48,228 $52,645 $53,305 $53,338
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of counseling professionals in Chicago has shrunk, salaries for counseling professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $53,338 per year was earned by counseling professionals in Chicago. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for counseling professionals in Chicago was $44,025 per year. The growth in the salary of counseling professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Chicago

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Counseling professionals make a median salary of $47,360 per year in Chicago. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,026 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $88,120 per year.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Chicago

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

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

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Chicago


There are 21 accredited counseling schools in the city. Many of Chicago's counseling professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Counseling Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's counseling schools offer 40 counseling degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 869 students completed counseling courses in 2010.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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