Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary english language and literature 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 English Language and Literature Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,800
25th Percentile Wage
$46,850
50th Percentile Wage
$68,370
75th Percentile Wage
$94,110
90th Percentile Wage
$125,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,370
6.67% 2.57%
2016
$63,810
-0.97% -
2015
$64,430
0.20% -
2014
$64,300
-6.83% -
2013
$68,690
3.03% -
2012
$66,610
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $59,970 to $77,940. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Pennsylvania is Erie with a median annual salary of $77,940. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $77,640). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $59,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Erie
$77,940
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$77,640
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$74,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,130
Philadelphia
$71,390
Newark-Union
$70,400
Lancaster
$69,560
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$69,290
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$68,670
Reading
$68,160
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,770
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$65,090
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,650
Johnstown
$61,250
Pittsburgh
$59,970




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