Postsecondary Economics Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,450
25th Percentile Wage
$64,320
50th Percentile Wage
$88,060
75th Percentile Wage
$124,020
90th Percentile Wage
$177,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary economics teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $177,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,450.

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 economics 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 economics teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,0600.74%-1.20%
201587,4101.72%-
201485,910-1.44%-
201387,150-2.26%-
201289,120--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary economics teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary economics teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $75,380 to $114,080. The highest paying area for postsecondary economics teachers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $114,080. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $101,430). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $75,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$114,080
Newark-Union
$101,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$91,550
Philadelphia
$90,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$90,530
Pittsburgh
$89,980
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$84,250
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$76,670
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$75,380


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