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Social and Human Service Assistant Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of social and human service assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of social and human service assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Social and Human Service Assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,780
25th Percentile Wage
$25,850
50th Percentile Wage
$31,550
75th Percentile Wage
$39,210
90th Percentile Wage
$48,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social and human service assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $21,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.47
25th Percentile Wage
$12.43
50th Percentile Wage
$15.17
75th Percentile Wage
$18.85
90th Percentile Wage
$23.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for social and human service assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.17. The median hourly salary is $15.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.47.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of social and human service assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,5507.67%20.82%
201529,1306.49%-
201427,2403.45%-
201326,3005.02%-
201224,980--

Table 3. Compare Social and Human Service Assistant Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $31,550 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for social and human service assistants in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of social and human service assistants in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 8.7 percent (8.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Harrisburg-Carlisle and 17.5 percent (17.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying York-Hanover.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$34,540
Newark-Union
$34,430
Erie
$34,350
Johnstown
$33,050
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,050
Lancaster
$32,340
Reading
$32,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$31,900
Lebanon
$31,770
Philadelphia
$31,740
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$31,560
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$31,550
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,080
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,530
Pittsburgh
$30,080
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,690
State College
$28,720
Altoona
$28,630
Williamsport
$26,870
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$26,260
York-Hanover
$26,040

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.