Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers 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 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,640
25th Percentile Wage
$55,880
50th Percentile Wage
$73,580
75th Percentile Wage
$97,740
90th Percentile Wage
$129,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,580
7.04% 8.29%
2016
$68,400
0.04% -
2015
$68,370
3.29% -
2014
$66,120
-6.67% -
2013
$70,530
4.32% -
2012
$67,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $61,640 to $87,320. The highest paying area for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Pennsylvania is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $87,320. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $86,500). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $61,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$87,320
Newark-Union
$86,500
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$83,100
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$82,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$81,240
Pittsburgh
$76,720
Philadelphia
$74,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$73,950
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$73,350
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,980
Reading
$68,960
Lancaster
$64,210
Erie
$61,640




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