Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education among Pennsylvania 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 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,610
25th Percentile Wage
$48,940
50th Percentile Wage
$62,490
75th Percentile Wage
$79,770
90th Percentile Wage
$98,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,490
3.87% 8.82%
2016
$60,070
4.63% -
2015
$57,290
0.03% -
2014
$57,270
0.61% -
2013
$56,920
-0.11% -
2012
$56,980
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $31,870 to $69,810. The highest paying area for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Pennsylvania is State College with a median annual salary of $69,810. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $68,930). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $31,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
State College
$69,810
Newark-Union
$68,930
York-Hanover
$67,980
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$65,390
Williamsport
$65,370
Reading
$64,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$64,550
Lancaster
$64,470
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,260
Lebanon
$64,080
Pittsburgh
$62,250
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$59,370
Altoona
$58,200
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$57,820
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,760
Philadelphia
$56,230
Erie
$55,100
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,840
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,810
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$53,740
Johnstown
$31,870




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