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PhiladelphiaJanuary 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 48,275 0.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 97,146 -2.5%
Research Assistant $ 31,159 -1.3%
Teacher $ 50,625 1.0%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 72,610 -1.1%
Design Engineer $ 76,520 1.8%
Electrical Engineer $ 80,619 0.7%
Field Engineer $ 69,463 1.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 76,342 0.6%
Quality Engineer $ 74,949 -0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 57,532 -0.5%
Bank Teller $ 29,683 2.5%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,483 0.6%
Financial Advisor $ 59,240 0.9%
Financial Analyst $ 63,212 0.8%
Insurance Agent $ 43,018 -1.5%
Loan Officer $ 43,251 -4.2%
Tax Manager $ 103,099 -0.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,402 1.9%
Bartender $ 34,979 -2.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 30,413 4.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,228 -1.6%
Server $ 36,062 1.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 31,525 0.9%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,571 2.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 52,542 1.0%
Medical Assistant $ 36,152 1.1%
Medical Technologist $ 59,628 3.5%
Pharmacist $ 119,362 0.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 28,400 1.4%
Physical Therapist $ 78,558 -1.1%
Registered Nurse $ 73,236 0.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 75,709 1.2%
Recruiter $ 51,786 0.5%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 42,069 0.5%
Delivery Driver $ 39,421 3.4%
Machine Operator $ 42,787 -2.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,798 1.3%
Maintenance Worker $ 37,452 -1.6%
Technician $ 48,144 0.1%
Truck Driver $ 55,768 1.9%
Warehouse Associate $ 44,541 2.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 104,998 0.4%
Paralegal $ 51,049 2.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 74,089 0.9%
Material Handler $ 37,076 1.2%
Process Engineer $ 80,532 0.8%
Production Manager $ 67,581 1.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 59,211 1.8%
Technical Editor $ 54,597 0.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 59,663 0.0%
Operations Manager $ 70,262 -0.5%
Security Officer $ 34,240 1.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 41,509 -0.0%
Business Analyst $ 68,587 1.2%
Business Development Manager $ 70,666 -0.9%
Communications Manager $ 72,654 -0.3%
Consultant $ 82,225 -0.9%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,448 -1.2%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,383 1.4%
Marketing Manager $ 76,564 0.1%
Office Manager $ 50,682 -0.8%
Product Manager $ 94,187 0.5%
Program Manager $ 78,834 -1.2%
Project Manager $ 77,288 -0.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 57,108 -0.1%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 58,899 1.3%
Cashier $ 26,692 2.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,945 -0.3%
Store Manager $ 52,650 -0.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 64,837 -0.7%
Sales Representative $ 50,010 2.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 62,612 1.0%
Data Scientist $ 94,845 -0.9%
Java Developer $ 78,578 -1.0%
Network Engineer $ 77,521 1.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 70,773 -1.4%
Software Engineer $ 85,860 1.0%
Solutions Architect $ 107,958 -1.4%
Systems Engineer $ 80,379 1.7%
Technical Support $ 50,876 3.0%
UX Designer $ 74,879 -1.0%
Web Designer $ 55,836 1.8%
Web Developer $ 69,628 2.2%

Philadelphia Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 54,240 0.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 108,740 11.2%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,093,418 -0.3%
Total Employment* 2,957,001 -0.2%
Unemployment Rate* 4.4% -0.1%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 55,661
Aerospace & Defense $ 57,598
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 55,121
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,695
Automotive $ 50,302
Banking & Financial Services $ 54,379
Beauty & Fitness $ 49,282
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 57,226
Business Services $ 51,781
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,332
Construction $ 54,893
Consulting $ 55,906
Consumer Electronics $ 48,672
Consumer Services $ 48,724
Education & Schools $ 50,599
Energy & Utilities $ 59,161
Facilities $ 50,332
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,313
Government $ 54,472
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,458
Information Technology $ 55,261
Insurance $ 55,091
Internet & Tech $ 55,272
Manufacturing $ 55,578
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,895
Media & Publishing $ 53,210
Nonprofit $ 51,812
Private Security $ 50,108
Real Estate $ 52,570
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,372
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,401
Retail $ 50,441
Supermarkets $ 51,320
Telecommunications $ 53,282
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,218
Travel & Tourism $ 51,486
Wholesale $ 53,570

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,369
51-200 $ 51,471
201-500 $ 52,407
501-1000 $ 53,241
1001-5000 $ 54,424
5000+ $ 55,352