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Counseling Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

There are 2 counseling schools in Tacoma for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling education in Tacoma, which includes counseling training at the counseling masters degree level.


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Counseling Employment

Tacoma 2,850
Washington 18,690

Of the 18,220 counseling professionals employed in Washington State, 2,850 work in Tacoma. There has been a 2% decline in the number of counseling professionals in Tacoma between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of counseling professionals in Tacoma has decreased, overall employment in Tacoma has increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Counseling employment growth

20,380 20,400 19,240 18,740 18,220
2,910 3,140 2,090 3,080 2,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Counseling VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$52,232 $51,742 $51,400 $53,845 $51,080
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

As the number of counseling professionals in Tacoma has shrunk, salaries for counseling professionals have also decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $51,080 per year was earned by counseling professionals in Tacoma. Four years earlier in 2006, counseling professionals in Tacoma made an average salary of $52,232 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Tacoma.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in Tacoma

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Counseling professionals in Tacoma make a median yearly salary of $49,582. The difference in pay between the counseling professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 89%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,600 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $69,210 per year.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in Tacoma

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

Educational Trends

Counseling schools in Tacoma


There are 2 accredited counseling schools in the city. Many of Tacoma's counseling professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Counseling Programs Offered In Tacoma


Tacoma's counseling schools offer 2 counseling degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Counseling Degrees In Tacoma


In 2010 approximately 33 students graduated from counseling courses.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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