Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,120
25th Percentile Wage
$55,280
50th Percentile Wage
$72,330
75th Percentile Wage
$95,450
90th Percentile Wage
$122,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,120.

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 sociology 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 sociology teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,330-0.44%2.14%
201572,6500.45%-
201472,320-0.84%-
201372,9302.95%-
201270,780--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $67,760 to $92,820. The highest paying area for postsecondary sociology teachers in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $92,820. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $83,050). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $67,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$92,820
Newark-Union
$83,050
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$80,040
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$77,170
Pittsburgh
$76,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$74,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$70,520
Philadelphia
$70,280
Reading
$68,020
Lancaster
$67,760


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