Counseling Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

The city of Columbia has 4 schools where counseling faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the counseling academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in counseling includes counseling training at the following levels:

  • Counseling Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Counseling
  • Masters degree in Counseling
  • PhD degree in Counseling


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Counseling Employment

Columbia 1,840
South Carolina 8,830

Exactly 1,840 of the 8,710 counseling professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. There has been a 45% growth in the number of counseling professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of counseling professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Counseling employment growth

5,910 5,970 6,420 8,130 8,710
1,270 1,550 1,460 1,420 1,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$46,983 $44,806 $47,350 $45,712 $44,368
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for counseling professionals have decreased. In 2010 Columbia counseling professionals earned an average yearly salary of $44,368. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for counseling professionals in Columbia was $46,983 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Columbia

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Counseling professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $39,696 per year. The difference in pay between the counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 152%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,366 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $71,574 per year.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Columbia

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

Columbia counseling professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Columbia


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

Counseling Programs Offered In Columbia


Columbia's counseling schools offer 7 counseling degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Columbia


In 2010 approximately 141 students completed counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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