Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Pennsylvania cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,780
25th Percentile Wage
$57,110
50th Percentile Wage
$73,430
75th Percentile Wage
$92,060
90th Percentile Wage
$110,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,430
7.12% 11.48%
2016
$68,200
5.54% -
2015
$64,420
3.24% -
2014
$62,330
-1.06% -
2013
$62,990
-3.19% -
2012
$65,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $57,950 to $84,010. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $84,010. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $80,680). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$84,010
Philadelphia
$80,680
Lebanon
$80,400
Lancaster
$79,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$78,580
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$78,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,770
Altoona
$75,770
York-Hanover
$75,550
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,820
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$71,760
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$69,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$68,720
State College
$64,750
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,290
Williamsport
$61,950
Erie
$61,650
Pittsburgh
$61,290
Reading
$59,710
Johnstown
$58,090
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,950




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