Finance in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Pennsylvania


Approximately 1.0% of graduates in of Pennsylvania receive finance degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 3,904 finance professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 62 finance schools.

Top Schools

University of Pennsylvania, which was ranked 4th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a finance program. It is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, 839 students graduated from University of Pennsylvania's finance program. Students at University of Pennsylvania paid $40,514 per year in tuition fees.

Carnegie Mellon University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a finance program. It is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, Carnegie Mellon University graduated 67 students from its finance program. Carnegie Mellon University charged in-state students $42,136 in tuition fees per year.

Temple University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a finance program. It is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, 284 students graduated from Temple University finance program. Students at Temple University paid $12,424 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Finance schools in Pennsylvania, charge students an average tuition of $21,318 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $42,136 per year, or as little as $2,700 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania finance schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  2. Franklin and Marshall College - located in Lancaster, students are charged $41,140 per year
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $40,514 per year

The finance schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Westmoreland County Community College - located in Youngwood, students are charged $2,700 per year
  2. Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year
  3. Bucks County Community College - located in Newtown, students are charged $3,742 per year

A finance degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Many Pennsylvania finance graduates become a auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. If you decide to work as a finance professional in Pennsylvania, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 96,260 Pennsylvania finance professional as of 2010. This number includes 1,800 budget analysts, 49,080 auditors, and 3,750 financial quantitative analysts. In Pennsylvania, the largest numbers of finance professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 41,090 finance professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 20,630 finance professionals
  3. Cumberland County - 5,640 finance professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of finance professionals in the state of Pennsylvania will shrink to 107,250. This would require a -4% decline in the field.

Salary

finance professionals in Pennsylvania earn $73,775 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania finance professional earned as little as less than $19,090 per year or as much as more than $164,590 per year. On average finance professional earn the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Bucks County - $79,778 per year
  2. York County - $74,901 per year
  3. Allegheny County - $74,574 per year

The Pennsylvania counties with the lowest average salary for finance professionals are:

  1. Blair County - $49,703 per year
  2. Bradford County - $55,278 per year
  3. Cambria County - $56,593 per year

On average, the highest paid finance professionals in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Branch Financial Manager - $109,760 per year
  2. Economist - $94,630 per year
  3. Sales Agent - $86,470 per year

The finance professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Loan Officer - $57,290 per year
  2. Loan Counselor - $41,380 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in finance and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as business management or finance.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Finance in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Finance in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Finance in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Finance in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Accountants and Auditors 49,080 $68,610 7.8%
2
Financial Managers 15,600 $109,760 -11.4%
3
Loan Officers 11,110 $57,290 -32.3%
4
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 10,320 $86,470 34.4%
5
Financial Specialists, All Other 3,750 $66,710 26.7%
6
Credit Analysts 1,950 $61,610 3.7%
7
Budget Analysts 1,800 $67,840 -6.7%
8
Financial Examiners 1,170 $83,450 36.0%
9
Credit Counselors 1,070 $41,380 75.4%
10
Economists 410 $94,630 78.3%
 

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