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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Scranton, Erie and Philadelphia
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lebanon, York and Lancaster
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Harrisburg, Allentown and Lancaster

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More Pennsylvania Mental Health Counseling Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Philadelphia
Associate
17,334
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Williamsport
Bachelor
6,682
Altoona
Bachelor
4,034
Reading
Associate
4,682
Latrobe
Masters
1,924
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health Counselors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 100 $43,470
Johnstown 80 $38,480
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 160 $40,700
East Stroudsburg 110 $51,470
Erie 380 $38,100
Gettysburg 60 $47,600
Bloomsburg-Berwick 50 $38,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle 500 $41,630
Lancaster 650 $42,850
Lebanon 340 $49,690
Pittsburgh 2250 $41,490
Reading 350 $40,860
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 860 $40,050
State College 210 $46,190
Williamsport 110 $50,470
York-Hanover 320 $50,190

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