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PhiladelphiaFebruary 2019

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. February 2019 figures are current as of February 20, 2019. 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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Philadelphia Quick Facts

February 2019 YoY
Philadelphia Open Jobs 109,676 11.9%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,852,354 11.2%
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 56,524 1.8%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,672 1.3%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 50,320 1.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 96,327 0.3%
Research Assistant $ 31,251 3.3%
Teacher $ 53,041 1.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,907 2.2%
Design Engineer $ 75,680 -0.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 83,532 2.4%
Field Engineer $ 68,815 1.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 78,031 1.0%
Quality Engineer $ 77,115 1.8%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 59,995 1.8%
Bank Teller $ 33,118 7.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,663 3.6%
Financial Advisor $ 59,755 -2.6%
Financial Analyst $ 65,121 1.0%
Insurance Agent $ 45,104 -1.7%
Loan Officer $ 44,320 -2.9%
Tax Manager $ 101,642 1.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 24,285 3.5%
Bartender $ 36,064 7.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 30,931 1.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,847 1.8%
Server $ 36,078 1.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,442 2.9%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,420 2.8%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,089 2.8%
Medical Assistant $ 35,273 0.8%
Medical Technologist $ 59,350 0.9%
Pharmacist $ 120,235 -0.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,099 7.1%
Physical Therapist $ 79,118 0.9%
Registered Nurse $ 74,484 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 79,731 2.1%
Recruiter $ 53,791 1.9%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 44,076 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 41,873 1.6%
Machine Operator $ 43,387 1.9%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,836 2.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,780 4.6%
Technician $ 50,709 2.4%
Truck Driver $ 60,635 5.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,182 1.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 107,657 -1.9%
Paralegal $ 52,793 2.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 76,527 1.6%
Material Handler $ 38,932 4.0%
Process Engineer $ 83,393 1.1%
Production Manager $ 69,716 2.4%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 58,690 1.5%
Technical Editor $ 55,906 1.8%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 61,875 2.8%
Operations Manager $ 73,976 1.7%
Security Officer $ 35,789 4.2%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,440 1.9%
Business Analyst $ 70,429 1.5%
Business Development Manager $ 71,976 -0.4%
Communications Manager $ 75,829 2.0%
Consultant $ 81,898 1.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,274 1.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,230 2.8%
Marketing Manager $ 78,931 0.5%
Office Manager $ 53,642 4.1%
Product Manager $ 99,422 2.3%
Program Manager $ 82,346 1.5%
Project Manager $ 79,490 1.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 61,776 3.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,495 2.0%
Cashier $ 27,744 5.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,870 2.7%
Store Manager $ 54,764 1.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,183 -0.3%
Sales Representative $ 53,260 3.1%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 65,268 2.1%
Data Scientist $ 105,002 -0.9%
IT Manager $ 98,372 1.1%
Java Developer $ 84,573 3.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 74,200 1.7%
Software Engineer $ 87,857 2.4%
Solutions Architect $ 115,784 3.6%
Systems Engineer $ 81,642 1.8%
Technical Support $ 51,526 2.5%
UX Designer $ 77,918 2.4%
Web Designer $ 57,596 -0.7%
Web Developer $ 71,913 2.2%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,831
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,896
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 57,058
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,786
Automotive $ 50,952
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,630
Beauty & Fitness $ 49,849
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,810
Business Services $ 54,060
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,429
Construction $ 55,189
Consulting $ 57,116
Consumer Electronics $ 49,625
Consumer Services $ 51,362
Education & Schools $ 51,434
Energy & Utilities $ 60,912
Facilities $ 51,300
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,913
Government $ 55,395
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,411
Information Technology $ 54,848
Insurance $ 55,466
Internet & Tech $ 56,524
Manufacturing $ 56,416
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,641
Media & Publishing $ 53,445
Nonprofit $ 50,727
Private Security $ 50,686
Real Estate $ 53,826
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,412
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,634
Retail $ 51,196
Supermarkets $ 51,948
Telecommunications $ 54,432
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,656
Travel & Tourism $ 51,456
Wholesale $ 53,879

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,104
51-200 $ 53,111
201-500 $ 54,239
501-1000 $ 54,947
1001-5000 $ 56,434
5000+ $ 57,000