Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,670
25th Percentile Wage
$54,910
50th Percentile Wage
$72,440
75th Percentile Wage
$96,000
90th Percentile Wage
$122,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,440
9.61% 5.58%
2016
$65,480
-2.21% -
2015
$66,930
-0.09% -
2014
$66,990
-4.18% -
2013
$69,790
1.99% -
2012
$68,400
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $58,470 to $95,190. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $95,190. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $82,140). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $58,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$95,190
Philadelphia
$82,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$81,390
Williamsport
$78,460
Reading
$73,540
Lancaster
$70,330
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,100
Erie
$68,550
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,050
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,030
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,700
Pittsburgh
$66,050
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$66,050
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,110
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$62,320
Johnstown
$58,470




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