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PhiladelphiaAugust 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. August 2018 figures are current as of August 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 $ 50,556 3.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 98,377 -0.3%
Research Assistant $ 31,369 1.5%
Teacher $ 52,388 2.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,579 2.8%
Design Engineer $ 76,843 3.8%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,228 1.4%
Field Engineer $ 69,196 0.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 78,019 2.5%
Quality Engineer $ 78,469 2.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 59,403 3.0%
Bank Teller $ 32,163 8.0%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,840 3.0%
Financial Advisor $ 61,577 6.0%
Financial Analyst $ 65,345 3.2%
Insurance Agent $ 41,407 -4.7%
Loan Officer $ 45,123 3.5%
Tax Manager $ 97,847 1.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,856 4.8%
Bartender $ 37,089 6.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,023 4.4%
Restaurant Manager $ 51,746 0.4%
Server $ 36,954 4.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,071 4.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 38,204 4.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,170 2.9%
Medical Assistant $ 35,295 3.7%
Medical Technologist $ 58,805 2.0%
Pharmacist $ 119,043 2.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,577 5.9%
Physical Therapist $ 77,012 -1.5%
Registered Nurse $ 74,135 1.9%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 80,143 4.7%
Recruiter $ 53,420 0.1%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 43,401 0.8%
Delivery Driver $ 40,584 2.3%
Machine Operator $ 43,306 0.8%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,789 0.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,976 7.5%
Technician $ 49,629 1.8%
Truck Driver $ 58,821 4.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,176 -2.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 109,228 4.2%
Paralegal $ 51,584 1.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,568 1.5%
Material Handler $ 37,784 5.3%
Process Engineer $ 83,139 2.5%
Production Manager $ 67,653 3.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 56,074 -1.1%
Technical Editor $ 56,327 2.5%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 61,920 3.6%
Operations Manager $ 72,899 0.5%
Security Officer $ 35,373 3.2%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,265 2.5%
Business Analyst $ 70,528 2.3%
Business Development Manager $ 74,919 3.5%
Communications Manager $ 75,175 -0.4%
Consultant $ 80,966 1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 58,980 3.9%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,152 2.8%
Marketing Manager $ 78,340 1.5%
Office Manager $ 52,874 2.8%
Product Manager $ 97,749 3.2%
Program Manager $ 79,270 -0.1%
Project Manager $ 76,167 -1.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 62,220 6.1%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,473 2.5%
Cashier $ 27,529 5.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 31,530 3.8%
Store Manager $ 55,085 2.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,665 2.1%
Sales Representative $ 52,412 1.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 63,846 1.6%
Data Scientist $ 101,658 1.3%
Java Developer $ 83,134 3.3%
Network Engineer $ 71,577 -6.7%
Programmer Analyst $ 73,785 4.3%
Software Engineer $ 87,509 2.7%
Solutions Architect $ 112,741 2.5%
Systems Engineer $ 80,223 1.5%
Technical Support $ 50,858 3.0%
UX Designer $ 77,761 2.2%
Web Designer $ 59,093 1.6%
Web Developer $ 72,722 3.5%

Philadelphia Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 55,859 2.5%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 158,424 48.5%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,038
Aerospace & Defense $ 57,803
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 55,716
Arts & Entertainment $ 48,643
Automotive $ 50,292
Banking & Financial Services $ 54,841
Beauty & Fitness $ 49,101
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,013
Business Services $ 52,324
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,497
Construction $ 54,507
Consulting $ 56,190
Consumer Electronics $ 49,676
Consumer Services $ 49,515
Education & Schools $ 50,719
Energy & Utilities $ 59,258
Facilities $ 51,576
Farming & Agriculture $ 53,555
Government $ 54,791
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,478
Information Technology $ 54,607
Insurance $ 54,312
Internet & Tech $ 56,461
Manufacturing $ 55,654
Marketing & Advertising $ 51,922
Media & Publishing $ 52,618
Nonprofit $ 50,568
Private Security $ 49,618
Real Estate $ 52,704
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,746
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,598
Retail $ 50,120
Supermarkets $ 51,112
Telecommunications $ 53,365
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,509
Travel & Tourism $ 50,783
Wholesale $ 53,221

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 50,113
51-200 $ 52,194
201-500 $ 53,300
501-1000 $ 53,925
1001-5000 $ 55,397
5000+ $ 56,063