Postsecondary Political Science Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary political science teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary political science teachers among 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 Political Science Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,400
25th Percentile Wage
$64,650
50th Percentile Wage
$85,210
75th Percentile Wage
$110,090
90th Percentile Wage
$132,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary political science teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,210
2.66% 1.03%
2016
$82,940
0.89% -
2015
$82,200
2.77% -
2014
$79,920
-6.88% -
2013
$85,420
1.28% -
2012
$84,330
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary political science teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary political science teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $80,380 to $103,350. The highest paying area for postsecondary political science teachers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $103,350. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre (mean annual salary $92,800). The lowest paying area is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $80,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$103,350
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$92,800
Philadelphia
$87,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$85,130
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$84,390
Pittsburgh
$84,210
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$83,620
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$80,830
Newark-Union
$80,380




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