Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors amongst Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,600
25th Percentile Wage
$38,850
50th Percentile Wage
$51,860
75th Percentile Wage
$60,520
90th Percentile Wage
$73,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.71
25th Percentile Wage
$18.68
50th Percentile Wage
$24.93
75th Percentile Wage
$29.10
90th Percentile Wage
$35.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.10. The median hourly salary is $24.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.71.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,8603.10%16.74%
201550,250-2.15%-
201451,33013.99%-
201344,1502.20%-
201243,180--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $41,270 to $73,280. The highest paying area for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Pennsylvania is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,280. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (mean annual salary $56,910). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $41,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$73,280
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$56,910
Reading
$56,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$55,980
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$55,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$52,310
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$49,470
Newark-Union
$48,800
Philadelphia
$48,480
Lancaster
$46,400
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$46,020
Pittsburgh
$42,250
Erie
$41,270


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