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PhiladelphiaOctober 2017

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 2017 figures are current as of October 19, 2017. 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 $ 48,462 -0.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 97,703 0.6%
Research Assistant $ 31,669 0.4%
Teacher $ 50,774 1.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 71,627 0.0%
Design Engineer $ 75,807 0.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 80,263 -0.4%
Field Engineer $ 68,856 1.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 75,767 0.9%
Quality Engineer $ 74,472 -1.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 57,965 0.6%
Bank Teller $ 29,638 3.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 52,162 1.3%
Financial Advisor $ 60,421 2.6%
Financial Analyst $ 62,592 0.2%
Insurance Agent $ 45,712 4.0%
Loan Officer $ 45,215 -0.8%
Tax Manager $ 100,975 0.0%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,329 4.0%
Bartender $ 35,147 0.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 29,619 3.5%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,070 1.0%
Server $ 36,202 0.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 31,331 1.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,302 0.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 53,258 2.2%
Medical Assistant $ 35,820 -0.3%
Medical Technologist $ 59,612 1.5%
Pharmacist $ 119,451 -0.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 28,163 1.3%
Physical Therapist $ 79,213 -0.3%
Registered Nurse $ 73,096 0.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 75,883 -0.4%
Recruiter $ 52,629 4.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 42,411 2.8%
Delivery Driver $ 38,144 1.9%
Machine Operator $ 44,429 -0.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,139 -1.3%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,066 -1.7%
Technician $ 47,911 -0.6%
Truck Driver $ 55,551 2.9%
Warehouse Associate $ 45,340 3.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 102,333 -1.3%
Paralegal $ 50,961 0.9%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 74,247 0.2%
Material Handler $ 36,490 1.5%
Process Engineer $ 80,919 0.3%
Production Manager $ 66,778 0.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 57,250 0.3%
Technical Editor $ 54,228 0.4%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 59,117 -0.2%
Operations Manager $ 70,949 0.8%
Security Officer $ 34,755 1.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 40,952 -0.3%
Business Analyst $ 68,427 1.2%
Business Development Manager $ 72,455 2.6%
Communications Manager $ 73,621 0.9%
Consultant $ 82,479 -1.1%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,128 -0.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 39,830 1.8%
Marketing Manager $ 75,634 -1.3%
Office Manager $ 50,758 -0.4%
Product Manager $ 92,633 -0.1%
Program Manager $ 79,070 -0.4%
Project Manager $ 76,399 -0.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 58,624 0.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,005 1.4%
Cashier $ 26,896 2.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,408 -0.1%
Store Manager $ 53,295 2.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 65,780 -0.4%
Sales Representative $ 50,277 2.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 61,184 0.2%
Data Scientist $ 99,040 -0.3%
Java Developer $ 77,428 -0.9%
Network Engineer $ 76,777 -0.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 69,425 -1.0%
Software Engineer $ 84,729 0.8%
Solutions Architect $ 109,163 0.9%
Systems Engineer $ 79,622 0.3%
Technical Support $ 50,413 0.8%
UX Designer $ 75,081 -0.6%
Web Designer $ 56,476 2.4%
Web Developer $ 69,826 -0.3%

Philadelphia Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 54,142 0.4%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 117,332 6.8%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 3,098,451 0.0%
Total Employment* 2,940,293 0.4%
Unemployment Rate* 5.1% -0.4%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 54,547
Aerospace & Defense $ 57,036
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 54,922
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,080
Automotive $ 49,804
Banking & Financial Services $ 53,621
Beauty & Fitness $ 48,003
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 56,241
Business Services $ 51,463
Computer Software & Hardware $ 55,524
Construction $ 54,289
Consulting $ 55,268
Consumer Electronics $ 47,850
Consumer Services $ 48,107
Education & Schools $ 49,863
Energy & Utilities $ 58,316
Facilities $ 49,705
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,641
Government $ 53,722
Health Care & Hospitals $ 52,715
Information Technology $ 54,636
Insurance $ 54,252
Internet & Tech $ 54,392
Manufacturing $ 54,961
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,105
Media & Publishing $ 52,338
Nonprofit $ 50,816
Private Security $ 49,381
Real Estate $ 51,741
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,693
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,783
Retail $ 49,498
Supermarkets $ 50,569
Telecommunications $ 52,734
Transportation & Logistics $ 52,226
Travel & Tourism $ 50,784
Wholesale $ 52,818

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 48,556
51-200 $ 50,590
201-500 $ 51,549
501-1000 $ 52,245
1001-5000 $ 53,828
5000+ $ 54,526