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Psychology in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Pennsylvania

Each year, approximately 1.7% of Pennsylvania graduates receive degrees in psychology. That means an estimated 6,461 psychology professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 113 psychology schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 4th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 217 students graduated from University of Pennsylvania's psychology program. University of Pennsylvania charged in-state students $40,514 in tuition fees per year.

Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Swarthmore College graduated 32 students from its psychology program. Tuition at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

Carnegie Mellon University, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a psychology program. It is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, 34 students graduated from Carnegie Mellon University psychology program. Carnegie Mellon University charged in-state students $42,136 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Pennsylvania psychology school, average tuition will be $21,892 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,720 per year to $42,342 per year. In 2010, the psychology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

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

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Lehigh Carbon Community College - located in Schnecksville, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Butler County Community College - located in Butler, students are charged $3,120 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania psychology professionals:

  1. Bucks County - 1,820 psychology professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 970 psychology professionals
  3. Cumberland County - 310 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 7,250 psychology professionals will be working in Pennsylvania. This would require the number of psychology professional to grow by 8%.


On average, psychology professionals earn a salary of $81,473 per year in Pennsylvania state. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania psychology professional earned as little as less than $24,350 per year or as much as more than $113,480 per year. The counties in Pennsylvania with the highest average salary for psychology professionals are:

  1. Centre County - $85,520 per year
  2. Bucks County - $80,315 per year
  3. Warren County - $76,325 per year

The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for psychology professional:

  1. Berks County - $49,370 per year
  2. Blair County - $50,420 per year
  3. Cambria County - $51,500 per year

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

  1. Organizational Psychologist - $94,670 per year
  2. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $83,180 per year
  3. Clinical Psychologist - $66,570 per year

The psychology professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $83,180 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $66,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in psychology in Pennsylvania and to compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or sports psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 4,840 $66,570 16.6%
Psychologists, All Other 480 $83,180 128.6%
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 40 $94,670 -20.0%

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