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 cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,970
25th Percentile Wage
$50,440
50th Percentile Wage
$69,340
75th Percentile Wage
$97,100
90th Percentile Wage
$128,820

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 $128,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,340
4.50% 9.03%
2016
$66,220
-0.77% -
2015
$66,730
1.39% -
2014
$65,800
0.73% -
2013
$65,320
3.43% -
2012
$63,080
- -

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 $57,610 to $73,580. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $73,580. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $73,200). The lowest paying area is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $57,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$73,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,200
Erie
$71,760
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,620
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$71,150
Pittsburgh
$69,600
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,140
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$65,820
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,700
Lancaster
$62,340
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$61,940
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,220
Reading
$61,170
Newark-Union
$57,610




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