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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: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Monterey Park
Associates
36,970
Sacramento
Associates
30,519
Walnut
Associates
29,446
Long Beach
Associates
24,704
San Marcos
Associates
23,923
Fresno
Associates
22,925
Santa Rosa
Associates
21,217
San Francisco
Associates
21,189
Woodland Hills
Associates
20,618
Mission Viejo
Associates
19,646
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,419
Whittier
Bachelors
19,220
Stockton
Associates
18,102
Modesto
Bachelors
17,684
Los Angeles
Associates
17,661
La Jolla
Masters
17,192
San Diego
Associates
16,726
Santa Barbara
Associates
16,642
Cypress
Associates
15,941
San Jacinto
Associates
15,497
Glendale
Associates
15,178
Sacramento
Associates
14,010
Ventura
Associates
12,851
San Bernardino
Associates
12,720
Culver City
Bachelors
12,422
Salinas
Associates
12,328
Santa Maria
Associates
12,012
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,003
Palm Desert
Associates
10,792
Merced
Associates
10,750
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,232
San Mateo
Associates
9,048
San Jose
Associates
8,121
Santa Clara
Associates
7,868
Imperial
Associates
7,824
Irvine
Doctorate
7,331
Oxnard
Associates
7,115
Oakland
Associates
6,783
Los Angeles
Associates
6,655
Marysville
Associates
6,370
Napa
Associates
6,148
Redlands
Doctorate
5,071
Eureka
Associates
4,804
Loma Linda
Doctorate
4,444
Porterville
Associates
4,259
Ukiah
Associates
4,238
Blythe
Associates
3,997
La Puente
Associates
3,951
Woodland
Associates
3,659
Coalinga
Associates
3,584
Susanville
Associates
2,227
South Lake Tahoe
Associates
2,052
Rocklin
Masters
1,318
San Mateo
Bachelors
1,147
Alameda
Doctorate
304
Palm Springs
N/A
241
Salinas
Associates
224
Rancho Cordova
Associates
130
Anaheim
Associates
130
Riverside
Associates
104
Fairfield
Associates
98
W. Covina
Associates
63
Carson
N/A
29
Roseville
N/A
3
Granada Hills
N/A
0

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
BakersfieldN/A N/A
ChicoN/A N/A
El CentroN/A N/A
FresnoN/A N/A
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-ArcadeN/A N/A
SalinasN/A N/A
San Diego-CarlsbadN/A N/A
Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimN/A N/A
MercedN/A N/A
ModestoN/A N/A
NapaN/A N/A
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaN/A N/A
Riverside-San Bernardino-OntarioN/A N/A
San Francisco-Oakland-HaywardN/A N/A
Stockton-LodiN/A N/A
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraN/A N/A
Vallejo-FairfieldN/A N/A
Visalia-PortervilleN/A N/A
Yuba CityN/A N/A
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo GrandeN/A N/A
Santa Cruz-WatsonvilleN/A N/A
Santa Maria-Santa BarbaraN/A N/A
Santa RosaN/A N/A

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