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Mental Health Schools
In Seattle, Washington

Mental Health faculty can choose to work at only one mental health school in Seattle. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mental health academic community in Seattle, and the future trends. Academia in mental health includes mental health training at the mental health masters degree level.


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Mental Health Employment

Seattle 3,420
Washington 8,510

Of the 8,510 mental health professionals employed in Washington State, 3,420 work in Seattle. There has been a 9% growth in the number of mental health professionals in Seattle between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of mental health professionals in Seattle has increased, overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Mental Health employment growth

7,640 8,590 11,100 9,830 8,510
3,130 3,050 3,690 3,590 3,420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Mental Health VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$37,958 $36,140 $36,158 $36,026 $40,398
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

In Seattle, salaries for mental health professionals have increased. In 2010 Seattle mental health professionals earned an average yearly salary of $40,398. The average salary for mental health professionals in Seattle was $37,958 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of mental health professionals in Seattle is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Seattle

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Mental health professionals in Seattle earn a median salary of $39,508 per year. The 10% of mental health professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,710 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $56,400 per year.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Seattle

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

On average mental health professional salaries in Seattle are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mental Health schools in Seattle


Many of Seattle's mental health professionals are graduates of the only accredited mental health school in the city.

Mental Health Programs Offered In Seattle


There is one degree and certificate program in mental health offered by Seattle's mental health school.

Student Completed Mental Health Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 67 students completed mental health courses.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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