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 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 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,000
25th Percentile Wage
$51,370
50th Percentile Wage
$70,590
75th Percentile Wage
$94,390
90th Percentile Wage
$118,330

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 $118,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,590-1.87%-1.15%
201571,9102.43%-
201470,160-6.26%-
201374,5504.23%-
201271,400--

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 $66,620 to $89,770. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $89,770. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $82,450). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $66,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$89,770
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$82,450
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$81,260
Reading
$75,190
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$73,070
Johnstown
$72,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$69,640
Philadelphia
$68,930
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,380
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$68,200
Pittsburgh
$67,010
Lancaster
$66,620


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