Average Salary for Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni

Pacifica Graduate Institute graduates see an average starting salary of $66K. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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The residential mental health facility industry registers as the most common industry among alumni.


Pacifica Graduate Institute alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Diego, Calif., which offers a median salary of around $67K. On the other hand, Pacifica Graduate Institute alumni who end up in Portland, Ore. receive the lowest median salary of $50K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Pacifica Graduate Institute alumni are those with a Doctorate (PhD) — they earn close to $72K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Arts (MA), Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $61K per year.


A majority of Pacifica Graduate Institute grads wind up using Counseling at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Pacifica Graduate Institute grads with Counseling abilities can expect to make 6 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $62K). Competency in Clinical Supervision, Clinical Psychology, and People Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of grads contribute to a 401(k).

Key Stats for Pacifica Graduate Institute


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$55,000 - $75,076
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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