Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers among Pennsylvania 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 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,100
25th Percentile Wage
$47,600
50th Percentile Wage
$66,220
75th Percentile Wage
$93,060
90th Percentile Wage
$121,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,220-0.77%4.74%
201566,7301.39%-
201465,8000.73%-
201365,3203.43%-
201263,080--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $60,470 to $74,090. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $74,090. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,840). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $60,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$74,090
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,840
Pittsburgh
$68,330
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,700
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,620
Philadelphia
$65,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$65,110
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$64,650
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$64,350
Lancaster
$63,880
Newark-Union
$63,190
Reading
$60,470


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