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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, Vallejo and Fresno
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oxnard, Santa Ana and Bakersfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bakersfield, Hanford and Fresno

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More California Mental Health Counseling Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Los Angeles
Masters
368
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Weed
Associate
2,782
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
17,013
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health Counselors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 210 $43,070
Fresno 200 $42,170
Chico 80 $52,760
El Centro 30 $64,820
Redding 60 $41,560
Riverside 970 $38,060
San Bernardino 970 $38,060
Ontario 970 $38,060
Sacramento 1060 $29,610
Roseville 1060 $29,610
Arden 1060 $29,610
Arcade 1060 $29,610
Salinas 160 $36,440
San Diego 700 $39,380
Carlsbad 700 $39,380
Los Angeles 4280 $45,770
Long Beach 4280 $45,770
Anaheim 4280 $45,770
Merced 70 $53,890
Modesto 200 $38,580
Napa 50 $78,280
Santa Cruz 130 $36,570
Watsonville 130 $36,570
Santa Maria 60 $39,260
Santa Barbara 60 $39,260
Santa Rosa 200 $44,110
San Francisco 1840 $43,540
Oakland 1840 $43,540
Hayward 1840 $43,540
Stockton 130 $33,240
Lodi 130 $33,240
San Jose 710 $43,320
Sunnyvale 710 $43,320
Santa Clara 710 $43,320
Vallejo 110 $39,760
Fairfield 110 $39,760
Visalia 130 $46,700
Porterville 130 $46,700
Yuba City N/A $30,100
San Luis Obispo 130 N/A
Paso Robles 130 N/A
Arroyo Grande 130 N/A

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