1 Boring Old Man links to a recent US Congressional Research Service report, “The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer.” It reviews various sources of information on how many different types of mental health workers there are and how much money they earn.
The report identifies hundreds of thousands of mental health clinicians including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and advanced practice psychiatric nurses collectively earning tens of billions of dollars annually. The report concedes that the numbers could be larger because, “No consensus exists on which provider types make up the mental health workforce.”
added for completeness… (1 Boring Old Man, June 22, 2015)
The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer (Congressional Research Service, April 16, 2015)