Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign 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 foreign language and literature 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 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,040
25th Percentile Wage
$52,020
50th Percentile Wage
$71,450
75th Percentile Wage
$97,650
90th Percentile Wage
$123,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign 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 $123,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,450
5.65% 7.36%
2016
$67,410
7.67% -
2015
$62,240
-1.38% -
2014
$63,100
-6.85% -
2013
$67,420
1.82% -
2012
$66,190
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $65,160 to $83,890. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $83,890. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $76,250). The lowest paying area is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $65,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$83,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$76,250
Philadelphia
$75,990
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,590
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,460
Reading
$69,240
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$68,420
Lancaster
$67,670
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$66,870
Pittsburgh
$66,080
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,310
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$65,160




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