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Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania

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Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychologist?

9.3% Jobs Projection
$74,930 Median Salary
500 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 4,440 people working as Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in the year 2018.

There were 4,800 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 360 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,080 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists than average.

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Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.2%.

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Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 500 annual Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists job openings in Pennsylvania, and 7,180 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,100 annual jobs and 168,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ranged from $48,320 to $116,370 with $74,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.23 to $55.95. The median hourly rate was $36.03.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.73.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Pennsylvania Metros for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,660 $92,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,220 $77,240
Pittsburgh, PA 550 $63,060
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 320 $78,410
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 220 $78,900
Reading, PA 150 $72,570
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 150 $70,900
Lancaster, PA 140 $79,960
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 $68,840
York-Hanover, PA 100 $77,890
State College, PA 80 $66,670
Williamsport, PA 60 $65,920
Gettysburg, PA 50 $51,200
Erie, PA 50 $62,800
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 40 $95,280

Top States for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 17,310 $100,850
New York 11,370 $88,710
Texas 6,680 $66,070
Illinois 4,700 $71,340
Pennsylvania 4,440 $74,930
Massachusetts 4,050 $79,810
Ohio 3,950 $72,930
Florida 3,950 $69,650
New Jersey 3,760 $85,160
Minnesota 3,220 $84,630
Wisconsin 3,060 $77,090
North Carolina 3,030 $62,470
Virginia 2,680 $73,930
Colorado 2,670 $84,410
Arizona 2,530 $61,500
Michigan 2,430 $75,340
Washington 2,330 $71,670
Georgia 2,100 $71,200
Maryland 2,090 $78,980
Tennessee 1,800 $64,330

Below are the states where Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,850
Oregon $89,150
Connecticut $88,890
New York $88,710
Rhode Island $86,370
New Jersey $85,160
District of Columbia $84,780
Alaska $84,740
Minnesota $84,630
Colorado $84,410

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