Postsecondary Chemistry Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary chemistry teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary chemistry teachers amongst 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 Chemistry Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,810
25th Percentile Wage
$59,650
50th Percentile Wage
$80,920
75th Percentile Wage
$105,840
90th Percentile Wage
$137,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary chemistry teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary chemistry teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,920
0.70% 8.42%
2016
$80,350
0.62% -
2015
$79,850
-0.46% -
2014
$80,220
0.00% -
2013
$80,220
7.62% -
2012
$74,110
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary chemistry teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary chemistry teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $68,180 to $93,610. The highest paying area for postsecondary chemistry teachers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $93,610. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $91,530). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $68,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$93,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$91,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$85,890
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$81,800
Newark-Union
$80,420
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$80,130
Erie
$77,000
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,320
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$73,710
Pittsburgh
$72,430
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,760
Lancaster
$68,180




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