Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education teachers among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,800
25th Percentile Wage
$40,920
50th Percentile Wage
$63,460
75th Percentile Wage
$90,620
90th Percentile Wage
$120,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,460
3.45% -3.18%
2016
$61,270
-2.04% -
2015
$62,520
-2.16% -
2014
$63,870
-4.96% -
2013
$67,040
2.33% -
2012
$65,480
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $45,880 to $78,360. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $78,360. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $78,040). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $45,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$78,360
Newark-Union
$78,040
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,030
Philadelphia
$74,330
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,800
Reading
$65,490
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$65,170
Erie
$62,090
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$60,310
Johnstown
$59,780
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$58,520
Pittsburgh
$57,490
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$57,490
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,830
Lancaster
$45,880




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