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PhiladelphiaDecember 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. December 2018 figures are current as of December 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 $ 50,101 2.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 100,277 2.2%
Research Assistant $ 31,290 2.3%
Teacher $ 52,523 2.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 75,344 3.9%
Design Engineer $ 74,298 -2.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,838 2.5%
Field Engineer $ 70,544 2.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 77,813 3.4%
Quality Engineer $ 78,116 2.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 58,981 2.1%
Bank Teller $ 32,546 9.4%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,061 1.9%
Financial Advisor $ 60,579 4.6%
Financial Analyst $ 65,042 2.8%
Insurance Agent $ 43,773 0.5%
Loan Officer $ 42,086 -3.0%
Tax Manager $ 101,434 3.2%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 23,606 4.0%
Bartender $ 35,068 1.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 31,314 3.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,182 2.9%
Server $ 35,632 2.5%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 32,118 3.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,738 2.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,774 4.6%
Medical Assistant $ 34,798 1.2%
Medical Technologist $ 59,394 0.6%
Pharmacist $ 117,237 -0.5%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,657 5.5%
Physical Therapist $ 78,914 1.0%
Registered Nurse $ 73,769 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 79,280 2.8%
Recruiter $ 53,467 2.3%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 44,406 5.3%
Delivery Driver $ 41,224 2.8%
Machine Operator $ 43,237 3.3%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,761 4.2%
Maintenance Worker $ 38,281 4.3%
Technician $ 50,709 4.9%
Truck Driver $ 59,303 5.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,255 3.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 106,701 2.6%
Paralegal $ 52,392 2.1%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,476 1.6%
Material Handler $ 37,690 2.4%
Process Engineer $ 82,683 1.9%
Production Manager $ 67,946 2.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 56,363 -3.5%
Technical Editor $ 55,806 2.5%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 62,225 3.4%
Operations Manager $ 73,210 1.7%
Security Officer $ 36,002 4.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 44,510 3.9%
Business Analyst $ 69,790 0.9%
Business Development Manager $ 72,758 0.6%
Communications Manager $ 76,037 1.4%
Consultant $ 80,278 0.8%
Customer Service Manager $ 58,546 3.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,175 3.8%
Marketing Manager $ 78,935 2.6%
Office Manager $ 52,646 3.2%
Product Manager $ 99,089 3.8%
Program Manager $ 80,630 4.0%
Project Manager $ 73,855 -5.5%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 60,844 4.4%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 59,757 1.7%
Cashier $ 27,643 6.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 30,603 1.6%
Store Manager $ 54,205 2.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,894 2.4%
Sales Representative $ 52,809 3.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 64,343 1.5%
Data Scientist $ 103,644 1.3%
IT Manager $ 96,812 1.3%
Java Developer $ 84,097 5.0%
Programmer Analyst $ 73,397 2.4%
Software Engineer $ 87,495 3.6%
Solutions Architect $ 116,137 5.4%
Systems Engineer $ 80,879 2.4%
Technical Support $ 51,520 2.7%
UX Designer $ 77,161 2.6%
Web Designer $ 57,296 -0.5%
Web Developer $ 70,728 1.6%

Philadelphia Quick Facts

December 2018 YoY
Philadelphia Median Pay $ 56,091 2.5%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,863 2.3%
Job Openings 122,156 14.2%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,738
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,524
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,225
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,376
Automotive $ 50,817
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,463
Beauty & Fitness $ 49,529
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,452
Business Services $ 53,057
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,099
Construction $ 55,021
Consulting $ 56,769
Consumer Electronics $ 50,033
Consumer Services $ 49,871
Education & Schools $ 51,402
Energy & Utilities $ 60,087
Facilities $ 52,245
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,092
Government $ 55,201
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,113
Information Technology $ 55,011
Insurance $ 54,987
Internet & Tech $ 57,153
Manufacturing $ 56,226
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,602
Media & Publishing $ 53,434
Nonprofit $ 51,179
Private Security $ 50,042
Real Estate $ 53,200
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,227
Restaurants & Bars $ 50,108
Retail $ 50,517
Supermarkets $ 51,750
Telecommunications $ 53,617
Transportation & Logistics $ 54,150
Travel & Tourism $ 51,446
Wholesale $ 53,947

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 50,725
51-200 $ 52,804
201-500 $ 54,013
501-1000 $ 54,644
1001-5000 $ 56,023
5000+ $ 56,740