PhiladelphiaDecember 2019

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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Philadelphia Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
Philadelphia Open Jobs 109,363 0.4%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 58,219 3.0%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,420 -16.7%
Marketing & Advertising 1,402 -7.0%
Accounting & Legal 785 -26.7%
Private Security 429 -29.0%
Other Business Services 202 -20.8%
Subtotal 4,238 -17.6%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,116 12.8%
Facilities 1,114 13.0%
Real Estate 1,082 -26.6%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 977 20.3%
Subtotal 4,288 0.7%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Beauty & Fitness 1,620 6.1%
Automotive 1,582 4.8%
Arts & Entertainment 1,002 8.7%
Travel & Tourism 936 -13.1%
Telecommunications 788 -22.1%
Media & Publishing 492 45.8%
Other Consumer Services 311 24.5%
Subtotal 6,731 1.4%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 3,610 -7.9%
Insurance 1,592 -36.6%
Subtotal 5,202 -19.1%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 9,378 18.4%
Subtotal 9,378 18.4%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 18,440 -1.6%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,047 1.9%
Subtotal 21,488 -1.1%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 3,671 -6.8%
Energy & Utilities 809 -7.6%
Aerospace & Defense 792 -10.7%
Other Production 79 109.9%
Subtotal 5,351 -6.8%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,214 -10.4%
Nonprofit 1,720 -2.6%
Government 645 2.7%
Subtotal 5,579 -6.7%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 9,226 -13.4%
Supermarkets 1,735 3.1%
Consumer Electronics 95 -15.6%
Subtotal 11,056 -11.2%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 3,129 -16.3%
Computer Software & Hardware 2,316 -9.1%
Internet & Tech 1,108 206.9%
Subtotal 6,552 -1.4%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 7,368 8.9%
Wholesale 422 -33.0%
Subtotal 7,790 5.3%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 9,640 15.1%
51-200 9,986 9.3%
201-500 8,402 4.5%
501-1000 6,620 18.5%
1001-5000 21,657 -8.3%
5000+ 45,641 -2.6%
Other 7,418 1.4%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 51,905 2.8%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 101,803 2.8%
Research Assistant $ 32,344 2.6%
Teacher $ 55,215 4.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 75,902 2.5%
Design Engineer $ 77,097 5.5%
Electrical Engineer $ 83,584 1.7%
Field Engineer $ 70,457 0.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 79,247 1.6%
Quality Engineer $ 78,797 2.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,232 3.0%
Bank Teller $ 33,368 2.0%
Claims Adjuster $ 55,318 3.8%
Financial Advisor $ 65,396 8.1%
Financial Analyst $ 65,920 1.8%
Insurance Agent $ 44,900 4.1%
Loan Officer $ 48,752 13.2%
Tax Manager $ 99,363 1.7%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 24,284 3.8%
Bartender $ 37,335 -0.8%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,584 2.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 54,297 3.4%
Server $ 36,942 3.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,811 4.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 39,937 5.9%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 55,302 0.9%
Medical Assistant $ 36,267 3.7%
Medical Technologist $ 61,634 2.7%
Pharmacist $ 119,164 0.5%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,611 5.8%
Physical Therapist $ 79,098 -0.2%
Registered Nurse $ 76,186 2.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 81,753 2.1%
Recruiter $ 55,454 5.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 45,790 3.5%
Delivery Driver $ 42,771 2.6%
Machine Operator $ 45,738 7.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 49,370 4.9%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,935 2.7%
Technician $ 51,530 3.0%
Truck Driver $ 61,001 1.8%
Warehouse Associate $ 45,159 2.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 113,555 4.2%
Paralegal $ 54,441 2.4%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 78,731 3.5%
Material Handler $ 38,800 3.9%
Process Engineer $ 84,454 2.9%
Production Manager $ 71,228 2.9%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 61,836 4.6%
Technical Editor $ 57,200 3.0%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 61,843 2.1%
Operations Manager $ 75,995 2.9%
Security Officer $ 40,464 6.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 45,997 3.5%
Business Analyst $ 71,210 2.5%
Business Development Manager $ 74,491 3.1%
Communications Manager $ 78,011 1.1%
Consultant $ 83,910 2.1%
Customer Service Manager $ 58,409 1.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 42,471 4.6%
Marketing Manager $ 80,065 1.8%
Office Manager $ 54,520 3.2%
Product Manager $ 101,094 1.7%
Program Manager $ 81,678 -0.5%
Project Manager $ 80,977 1.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 63,846 5.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 62,416 4.1%
Cashier $ 28,138 3.5%
Retail Key Holder $ 32,375 5.8%
Store Manager $ 56,419 4.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 72,541 4.0%
Sales Representative $ 54,973 5.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 67,576 4.5%
Data Scientist $ 106,942 2.3%
IT Manager $ 101,023 3.7%
Java Developer $ 83,903 -1.5%
Programmer Analyst $ 76,254 3.4%
Software Engineer $ 89,867 3.6%
Solutions Architect $ 117,604 0.1%
Systems Engineer $ 83,444 2.1%
Technical Support $ 51,309 1.9%
UX Designer $ 80,449 5.1%
Web Designer $ 59,214 2.6%
Web Developer $ 76,430 6.8%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 58,793
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,182
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 58,967
Arts & Entertainment $ 51,208
Automotive $ 52,825
Banking & Financial Services $ 57,708
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,936
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 61,198
Business Services $ 55,532
Computer Software & Hardware $ 59,892
Construction $ 57,374
Consulting $ 58,420
Consumer Electronics $ 51,657
Consumer Services $ 52,361
Education & Schools $ 53,500
Energy & Utilities $ 62,848
Facilities $ 52,409
Farming & Agriculture $ 57,440
Government $ 57,555
Health Care & Hospitals $ 56,591
Information Technology $ 56,769
Insurance $ 57,791
Internet & Tech $ 58,778
Manufacturing $ 58,927
Marketing & Advertising $ 54,723
Media & Publishing $ 55,327
Nonprofit $ 52,497
Private Security $ 52,987
Real Estate $ 55,716
Recruiting & Staffing $ 53,958
Restaurants & Bars $ 52,625
Retail $ 52,923
Supermarkets $ 54,110
Telecommunications $ 56,040
Transportation & Logistics $ 56,537
Travel & Tourism $ 53,461
Wholesale $ 56,405

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 53,059
51-200 $ 55,226
201-500 $ 56,301
501-1000 $ 57,109
1001-5000 $ 58,297
5000+ $ 59,368