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PhiladelphiaMay 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. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 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 $ 49,767 3.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,016 -0.3%
Research Assistant $ 31,620 -0.3%
Teacher $ 51,826 3.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,806 2.0%
Design Engineer $ 76,632 4.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 81,142 2.0%
Field Engineer $ 68,447 2.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 77,827 3.5%
Quality Engineer $ 76,880 0.7%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 58,583 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 31,644 7.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,719 4.2%
Financial Advisor $ 62,788 6.5%
Financial Analyst $ 64,925 2.8%
Insurance Agent $ 43,980 -1.0%
Loan Officer $ 43,584 -2.2%
Tax Manager $ 106,267 5.7%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,276 4.0%
Bartender $ 33,702 -0.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 30,490 2.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 53,145 1.8%
Server $ 35,932 1.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,070 3.2%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,768 3.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 53,664 2.9%
Medical Assistant $ 37,205 3.8%
Medical Technologist $ 59,325 2.4%
Pharmacist $ 121,037 2.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 28,873 3.5%
Physical Therapist $ 78,685 -0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 73,881 1.7%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 76,166 2.2%
Recruiter $ 53,630 1.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 42,335 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 39,307 2.9%
Machine Operator $ 42,250 1.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,116 3.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,183 1.2%
Technician $ 48,590 0.8%
Truck Driver $ 58,526 6.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,688 3.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 110,748 3.6%
Paralegal $ 50,881 1.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 74,869 1.6%
Material Handler $ 36,660 4.6%
Process Engineer $ 81,300 1.3%
Production Manager $ 67,553 2.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 57,679 0.3%
Technical Editor $ 57,656 1.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 60,363 3.6%
Operations Manager $ 72,216 0.6%
Security Officer $ 35,698 4.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 42,384 1.3%
Business Analyst $ 69,292 1.0%
Business Development Manager $ 72,355 4.8%
Communications Manager $ 71,421 -1.7%
Consultant $ 80,583 1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 57,524 2.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 40,826 2.6%
Marketing Manager $ 78,950 2.6%
Office Manager $ 52,908 2.5%
Product Manager $ 97,268 2.8%
Program Manager $ 80,778 1.0%
Project Manager $ 77,825 0.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 59,255 3.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 59,378 1.7%
Cashier $ 27,568 4.5%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,454 3.8%
Store Manager $ 54,361 2.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,245 2.9%
Sales Representative $ 52,532 2.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 63,418 1.3%
Data Scientist $ 99,217 0.8%
Java Developer $ 78,775 2.2%
Network Engineer $ 74,255 0.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 73,150 0.5%
Software Engineer $ 85,351 2.3%
Solutions Architect $ 112,716 5.4%
Systems Engineer $ 79,755 2.4%
Technical Support $ 50,389 3.0%
UX Designer $ 76,129 0.3%
Web Designer $ 57,267 1.4%
Web Developer $ 73,154 5.3%

Philadelphia Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 55,310 1.9%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 117,690 11.7%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 54,719
Aerospace & Defense $ 56,781
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,008
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,243
Automotive $ 49,759
Banking & Financial Services $ 54,392
Beauty & Fitness $ 50,286
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 57,121
Business Services $ 52,148
Computer Software & Hardware $ 56,129
Construction $ 54,848
Consulting $ 55,525
Consumer Electronics $ 48,931
Consumer Services $ 48,571
Education & Schools $ 50,794
Energy & Utilities $ 60,109
Facilities $ 50,305
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,501
Government $ 54,534
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,402
Information Technology $ 54,397
Insurance $ 54,304
Internet & Tech $ 54,884
Manufacturing $ 55,582
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,141
Media & Publishing $ 52,700
Nonprofit $ 50,068
Private Security $ 50,271
Real Estate $ 52,872
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,388
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,575
Retail $ 50,252
Supermarkets $ 51,563
Telecommunications $ 53,151
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,749
Travel & Tourism $ 50,734
Wholesale $ 53,348

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 49,865
51-200 $ 51,931
201-500 $ 52,977
501-1000 $ 53,743
1001-5000 $ 55,149
5000+ $ 55,724