Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary psychology teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary psychology teachers amongst Pennsylvania metropolitan areas 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 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,240
25th Percentile Wage
$56,870
50th Percentile Wage
$76,970
75th Percentile Wage
$103,420
90th Percentile Wage
$128,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,970
8.29% 7.24%
2016
$70,590
-1.87% -
2015
$71,910
2.43% -
2014
$70,160
-6.26% -
2013
$74,550
4.23% -
2012
$71,400
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $66,850 to $87,260. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $87,260. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $83,210). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $66,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$87,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$83,210
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$82,050
Philadelphia
$81,960
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$81,260
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$78,090
Reading
$78,080
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$74,650
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$74,440
Erie
$74,400
Pittsburgh
$73,840
Johnstown
$72,370
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,380
Lancaster
$66,850




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