Liberal Arts Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Liberal Arts faculty can choose to work at one of 11 liberal arts schools in Philadelphia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Philadelphia, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Employment

Philadelphia 1,620
Pennsylvania 4,480

Of the 4,480 liberal arts professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 1,620 work in Philadelphia. There has been a 41% growth in the number of liberal arts professionals in Philadelphia between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Philadelphia has also increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Liberal Arts employment growth

3,150 3,010 3,320 3,830 4,480
1,150 1,060 1,040 1,360 1,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$57,740 $59,590 $65,060 $64,070 $67,370
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of liberal arts professionals in Philadelphia has grown, salaries for liberal arts professionals have also increased. Philadelphia liberal arts professionals made $67,370 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, liberal arts professionals in Philadelphia made an average salary of $57,740 per year. The growth in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Philadelphia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Philadelphia

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Liberal arts professionals in Philadelphia earn a median salary of $62,600 per year. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $38,480 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $102,740 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Liberal Arts

On average liberal arts professional salaries in Philadelphia are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Philadelphia


Many of Philadelphia's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of the 11 accredited liberal arts schools in the city.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Philadelphia


Philadelphia's liberal arts schools offer 24 liberal arts degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Philadelphia


Approximately 1,116 students graduated from liberal arts courses in 2010.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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