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Average Salary for Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni

The figures in this rundown were provided by Pacifica Graduate Institute alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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A large chunk of former Pacifica Graduate Institute students are employed in the residential mental health facility industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute tend to make $67K.


Another city that attracts a wealth of Pacifica Graduate Institute grads is San Diego; given its high compensation (about $67K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Portland takes the cake for lowest pay among Pacifica Graduate Institute grads (the median salary is approximately $50K there), it remains a common destination for former students.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) will compensate Pacifica Graduate Institute grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $72K 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 $61K per year.


For Pacifica Graduate Institute grads, proficiency in Counseling warrants a paycheck that is 8 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Counseling is common among Pacifica Graduate Institute alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, a majority of former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Clinical Supervision, Clinical Psychology, and People Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A fair portion of respondents receive health insurance, and most grads get dental coverage. A fair portion of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan.

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Key Stats



82 %

female alumni


18 %

male alumni
$55,000 - $75,076

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 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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