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PhiladelphiaOctober 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. October 2018 figures are current as of October 20, 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 $ 50,220 2.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,140 1.2%
Research Assistant $ 31,224 0.7%
Teacher $ 52,383 1.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,857 3.2%
Design Engineer $ 76,381 1.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,498 1.0%
Field Engineer $ 69,439 0.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 77,681 2.0%
Quality Engineer $ 78,012 1.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 59,103 1.5%
Bank Teller $ 32,173 7.7%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,218 0.9%
Financial Advisor $ 60,972 4.9%
Financial Analyst $ 64,834 1.9%
Insurance Agent $ 41,451 -5.3%
Loan Officer $ 44,995 1.4%
Tax Manager $ 99,111 0.3%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,689 4.1%
Bartender $ 37,100 6.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,282 4.7%
Restaurant Manager $ 51,754 0.1%
Server $ 35,425 1.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,257 3.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,366 4.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 53,855 2.0%
Medical Assistant $ 35,041 2.0%
Medical Technologist $ 59,341 0.9%
Pharmacist $ 117,697 0.2%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,475 5.0%
Physical Therapist $ 78,520 -0.7%
Registered Nurse $ 73,795 1.5%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 79,277 2.7%
Recruiter $ 53,892 1.4%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 43,883 1.8%
Delivery Driver $ 40,654 1.8%
Machine Operator $ 43,077 1.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,192 2.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,435 5.4%
Technician $ 50,023 2.4%
Truck Driver $ 58,985 3.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,671 -1.9%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 108,621 4.3%
Paralegal $ 52,301 1.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,346 1.3%
Material Handler $ 38,071 3.9%
Process Engineer $ 82,392 1.7%
Production Manager $ 67,854 1.9%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 56,124 -1.7%
Technical Editor $ 56,133 1.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 63,227 4.9%
Operations Manager $ 72,577 0.1%
Security Officer $ 35,480 2.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,448 2.8%
Business Analyst $ 69,795 1.0%
Business Development Manager $ 74,781 2.2%
Communications Manager $ 77,092 1.3%
Consultant $ 79,607 -0.2%
Customer Service Manager $ 57,970 2.5%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,241 2.9%
Marketing Manager $ 78,118 1.3%
Office Manager $ 52,720 2.5%
Product Manager $ 97,271 2.7%
Program Manager $ 78,676 -0.1%
Project Manager $ 74,793 -4.5%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 61,488 4.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,744 2.8%
Cashier $ 27,527 4.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,746 1.7%
Store Manager $ 54,932 2.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,993 2.0%
Sales Representative $ 52,981 2.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 63,963 1.3%
Data Scientist $ 100,771 -0.1%
IT Manager $ 98,206 2.4%
Java Developer $ 83,023 2.8%
Programmer Analyst $ 73,726 4.3%
Software Engineer $ 87,280 2.6%
Solutions Architect $ 114,794 2.9%
Systems Engineer $ 79,871 0.8%
Technical Support $ 51,255 2.5%
UX Designer $ 77,707 1.8%
Web Designer $ 58,852 1.7%
Web Developer $ 71,532 1.4%

Philadelphia Quick Facts

October 2018 YoY
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 55,846 1.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,746 2.4%
Job Openings 116,995 2.4%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 55,803
Aerospace & Defense $ 57,560
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 55,302
Arts & Entertainment $ 48,399
Automotive $ 50,113
Banking & Financial Services $ 54,540
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,723
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 57,597
Business Services $ 52,129
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,078
Construction $ 54,193
Consulting $ 55,842
Consumer Electronics $ 49,354
Consumer Services $ 49,291
Education & Schools $ 50,545
Energy & Utilities $ 59,041
Facilities $ 51,471
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,317
Government $ 54,340
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,235
Information Technology $ 54,178
Insurance $ 54,046
Internet & Tech $ 56,068
Manufacturing $ 55,314
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,659
Media & Publishing $ 52,377
Nonprofit $ 50,238
Private Security $ 49,559
Real Estate $ 52,382
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,235
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,262
Retail $ 49,735
Supermarkets $ 50,822
Telecommunications $ 52,623
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,280
Travel & Tourism $ 50,474
Wholesale $ 52,964

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,879
51-200 $ 51,943
201-500 $ 53,076
501-1000 $ 53,669
1001-5000 $ 55,103
5000+ $ 55,773