Liberal Arts Schools
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, there are 8 liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the liberal arts academic community in Pittsburgh, and the future trends. Academia in liberal arts includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Employment

Pittsburgh 890
Pennsylvania 4,480

Of the 4,480 liberal arts professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 890 work in Pittsburgh. There has been a 62% growth in the number of liberal arts professionals in Pittsburgh between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Pittsburgh has also increased.

Pittsburgh Vs. Pennsylvania Liberal Arts employment growth

3,150 3,010 3,320 3,830 4,480
550 530 660 710 890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Pittsburgh

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Pittsburgh

$67,890 $69,290 $72,150 $76,730 $73,270
$36,700 $38,190 $40,030 $41,450 $42,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Pittsburgh
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Pittsburgh

As the number of liberal arts professionals in Pittsburgh has grown, salaries for liberal arts professionals have also increased. In 2010 Pittsburgh liberal arts professionals earned an average yearly salary of $73,270. Liberal arts professionals in Pittsburgh made a yearly average salary of $67,890, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Pittsburgh.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Pittsburgh

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90th percentile

Liberal arts professionals make a median salary of $66,240 per year in Pittsburgh. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $39,140 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 197% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Pittsburgh

Liberal Arts

On average liberal arts professionals in Pittsburgh earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Pittsburgh.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Pittsburgh


There are 8 accredited liberal arts schools in the city. Many of Pittsburgh's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh's liberal arts schools offer 25 liberal arts degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Pittsburgh


In 2010 approximately 743 students graduated from liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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