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Counseling Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

In Grand Rapids, there are 3 counseling schools where counseling faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling education in Grand Rapids, which includes counseling training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Counseling Employment

Grand Rapids 1,250
Michigan 15,280

Exactly 1,250 of Michigan's 12,250 counseling professionals work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, in Grand Rapids, there has been a 16% growth in the number of counseling professionals. As the number of counseling professionals in Grand Rapids has increased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has also increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Counseling employment growth

14,420 15,640 15,190 15,090 12,250
1,080 1,140 1,400 1,690 1,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$54,238 $49,735 $46,683 $49,705 $50,822
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, salaries for counseling professionals have decreased. Grand Rapids counseling professionals made $50,822 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for counseling professionals in Grand Rapids was $54,238 per year. The decline in the salary of counseling professionals in Grand Rapids is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Grand Rapids

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Counseling professionals in Grand Rapids make a median yearly salary of $45,616. The 10% of counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,560 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $70,152 per year.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

Counseling professional salaries in Grand Rapids are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Grand Rapids


Many of Grand Rapids' counseling professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited counseling schools in the city.

Counseling Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids' counseling schools offer 4 counseling degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Grand Rapids


In 2010 approximately 50 students graduated from counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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