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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,990
25th Percentile Wage
$53,560
50th Percentile Wage
$68,200
75th Percentile Wage
$85,140
90th Percentile Wage
$101,980

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 $101,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.19
25th Percentile Wage
$25.75
50th Percentile Wage
$32.79
75th Percentile Wage
$40.93
90th Percentile Wage
$49.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.03. The median hourly salary is $32.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.19.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,2005.54%4.69%
201564,4203.24%-
201462,330-1.06%-
201362,990-3.19%-
201265,000--

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 $58,090 to $79,590. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Pennsylvania is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with a median annual salary of $79,590. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $79,280). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $58,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$79,590
Newark-Union
$79,280
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,770
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$74,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$74,070
Lancaster
$71,170
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$70,260
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$68,720
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,440
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,260
York-Hanover
$65,240
Philadelphia
$64,650
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,850
Altoona
$63,270
Reading
$61,510
Pittsburgh
$58,940
Erie
$58,660
Johnstown
$58,090


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