Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary physics teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary physics 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,520
25th Percentile Wage
$61,290
50th Percentile Wage
$83,180
75th Percentile Wage
$110,980
90th Percentile Wage
$143,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary physics teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,180-0.72%-0.11%
201583,7800.99%-
201482,9501.66%-
201381,570-2.08%-
201283,270--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $71,280 to $118,570. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $118,570. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $91,000). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$118,570
Philadelphia
$91,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$89,340
Pittsburgh
$81,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,280



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