PhiladelphiaJanuary 2020

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). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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Philadelphia Quick Facts

January 2020 YoY
Philadelphia Open Jobs 109,104 -1.3%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 57,719 2.0%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 1,417 -21.5%
Marketing & Advertising 1,327 -10.1%
Accounting & Legal 750 -26.8%
Private Security 419 -27.8%
Other Business Services 200 -24.7%
Subtotal 4,112 -20.2%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,132 11.9%
Facilities 1,128 2.0%
Real Estate 1,029 -2.3%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 974 14.6%
Subtotal 4,263 6.0%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Beauty & Fitness 1,627 8.4%
Automotive 1,498 -6.9%
Arts & Entertainment 1,051 12.4%
Telecommunications 1,011 -5.0%
Travel & Tourism 902 -20.4%
Media & Publishing 480 5.1%
Other Consumer Services 319 35.2%
Subtotal 6,888 -0.7%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 3,716 -6.6%
Insurance 1,496 -40.6%
Subtotal 5,212 -19.8%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 9,444 24.0%
Subtotal 9,444 24.0%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 18,929 0.9%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,025 -1.6%
Subtotal 21,954 0.5%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 3,702 -6.7%
Energy & Utilities 862 -0.7%
Aerospace & Defense 742 -12.3%
Other Production 85 58.1%
Subtotal 5,392 -6.0%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 3,281 -19.0%
Nonprofit 1,696 -8.3%
Government 644 12.2%
Subtotal 5,620 -13.2%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 8,842 -12.3%
Supermarkets 1,819 14.0%
Consumer Electronics 111 -36.0%
Subtotal 10,773 -9.1%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 3,624 -3.1%
Computer Software & Hardware 2,954 -17.0%
Internet & Tech 568 34.5%
Subtotal 7,146 -7.4%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 5,816 -18.9%
Wholesale 407 -22.0%
Subtotal 6,223 -19.1%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 10,040 21.6%
51-200 9,548 5.9%
201-500 8,408 -6.7%
501-1000 5,732 4.6%
1001-5000 22,894 -1.9%
5000+ 44,730 -7.2%
Other 7,750 6.7%
Total 109,104 -1.3%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 51,174 1.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 101,236 2.4%
Research Assistant $ 32,457 2.4%
Teacher $ 54,647 3.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 75,006 1.9%
Design Engineer $ 76,388 3.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,932 0.8%
Field Engineer $ 70,014 0.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 78,579 0.4%
Quality Engineer $ 76,654 -1.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,809 2.0%
Bank Teller $ 32,893 -0.4%
Claims Adjuster $ 55,176 2.1%
Financial Advisor $ 64,476 4.0%
Financial Analyst $ 65,869 1.3%
Insurance Agent $ 44,734 2.8%
Loan Officer $ 50,278 13.3%
Tax Manager $ 103,392 1.0%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,195 3.2%
Bartender $ 38,096 -1.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,287 2.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,813 2.4%
Server $ 36,992 2.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,423 2.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 39,468 3.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 55,053 0.4%
Medical Assistant $ 36,088 2.4%
Medical Technologist $ 61,625 1.8%
Pharmacist $ 121,813 1.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 31,754 3.5%
Physical Therapist $ 79,105 0.3%
Registered Nurse $ 75,920 1.7%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 81,699 1.6%
Recruiter $ 55,363 4.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 45,177 2.2%
Delivery Driver $ 43,262 0.7%
Machine Operator $ 44,967 3.8%
Maintenance Technician $ 48,825 3.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,696 1.8%
Technician $ 51,239 3.6%
Truck Driver $ 61,064 0.7%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,850 1.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 110,321 1.0%
Paralegal $ 55,090 2.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 77,516 1.4%
Material Handler $ 38,817 2.2%
Process Engineer $ 83,571 1.1%
Production Manager $ 70,546 2.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 62,145 4.3%
Technical Editor $ 55,617 2.0%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 62,176 1.4%
Operations Manager $ 75,552 1.7%
Security Officer $ 37,978 5.2%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 45,962 3.3%
Business Analyst $ 70,768 1.5%
Business Development Manager $ 75,539 3.6%
Communications Manager $ 76,933 1.3%
Consultant $ 82,695 1.0%
Customer Service Manager $ 58,060 0.7%
Customer Service Representative $ 42,242 3.5%
Marketing Manager $ 78,557 0.3%
Office Manager $ 54,255 1.9%
Product Manager $ 99,519 0.7%
Program Manager $ 81,423 -0.0%
Project Manager $ 79,914 0.5%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 63,108 2.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,517 1.9%
Cashier $ 28,015 2.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 31,541 3.5%
Store Manager $ 55,862 2.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 72,244 2.8%
Sales Representative $ 55,497 5.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 66,945 2.6%
Data Scientist $ 104,963 1.0%
IT Manager $ 100,616 2.9%
Java Developer $ 85,330 0.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 76,320 2.4%
Software Engineer $ 89,409 2.3%
Solutions Architect $ 116,650 0.2%
Systems Engineer $ 82,203 0.2%
Technical Support $ 51,522 1.3%
UX Designer $ 79,022 4.4%
Web Designer $ 58,990 1.3%
Web Developer $ 74,713 3.1%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,963
Aerospace & Defense $ 59,037
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,800
Arts & Entertainment $ 50,078
Automotive $ 50,775
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,976
Beauty & Fitness $ 51,488
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 59,485
Business Services $ 53,556
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,978
Construction $ 55,345
Consulting $ 56,669
Consumer Electronics $ 49,108
Consumer Services $ 50,609
Education & Schools $ 51,864
Energy & Utilities $ 61,090
Facilities $ 51,248
Farming & Agriculture $ 55,549
Government $ 55,750
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,823
Information Technology $ 54,795
Insurance $ 55,663
Internet & Tech $ 56,974
Manufacturing $ 56,961
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,832
Media & Publishing $ 53,629
Nonprofit $ 51,182
Private Security $ 51,696
Real Estate $ 53,232
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,891
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,806
Retail $ 51,339
Supermarkets $ 52,026
Telecommunications $ 54,730
Transportation & Logistics $ 54,687
Travel & Tourism $ 51,926
Wholesale $ 54,333

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,480
51-200 $ 53,631
201-500 $ 54,608
501-1000 $ 55,398
1001-5000 $ 56,633
5000+ $ 57,504