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Mental Health Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 4 accredited mental health schools where mental health faculty who teach mental health classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mental health in the state of Alabama, which encompasses mental health training at the following levels:


  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. South University-Montgomery

    5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36116-1120

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Faulkner University

    5345 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Alabama 4,470
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Alabama

4,090 3,790 4,060 4,390 4,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, mental health is a growing field. In 2010 there were 380 more mental health professionals working in Alabama than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alabama, this field has grown by 9% in four years. This is slower than the trend for mental health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$28,070 $30,478 $31,322 $31,278 $31,502
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of mental health professionals is growing, the salaries earned by mental health professionals are increasing. In 2006 mental health professionals made a mean salary of $28,070 per year, and in 2010 they made $31,502 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Alabama

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Alabama state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Alabama

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Social Work
Sports Psychology

In Alabama, mental health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mental Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited mental health schools in Alabama is increasing. In Alabama, there were 44 graduates in 2006. And there were 78 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

This represents a 77% increase in the number of mental health degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned an master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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