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English Language and Literature Professors in Pennsylvania

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English Language and Literature Professors in Pennsylvania

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7.7% Jobs Projection
$69,670 Median Salary
370 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for English Language and Literature Professors in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for English Language and Literature Professors in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • English Language and Literature Professors in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many English Language and Literature Professors Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 3,860 workers employed as English Language and Literature Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 4,300 English Language and Literature Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

English Language and Literature Professors in PA Employment Trend

The typical state has 825 English Language and Literature Professors working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more English Language and Literature Professors than average.

English Language and Literature Professors in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for English Language and Literature Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.8%.

Job Projections for English Language and Literature Professors: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 370 annual English Language and Literature Professors job openings in Pennsylvania, and 4,620 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,500 annual jobs and 92,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do English Language and Literature Professors Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for English Language and Literature Professors ranged from $34,350 to $129,320 with $69,670 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

English Language and Literature Professors Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania Metros for English Language and Literature Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most English Language and Literature Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,910 $83,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,840 $76,520
Pittsburgh, PA 770 $56,430
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 280 $64,140
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 280 $70,910
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 210 $68,450
Reading, PA 120 n/a
Lancaster, PA 100 $70,950
Erie, PA 70 $78,380
Johnstown, PA 50 $62,110

Top States for English Language and Literature Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most English Language and Literature Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 7,700 $79,160
California 6,470 $100,790
Texas 5,380 $69,130
Pennsylvania 3,860 $69,670
Illinois 3,120 $59,330
Massachusetts 2,780 $72,120
Ohio 2,740 $64,110
North Carolina 2,720 $58,480
Florida 2,590 $63,300
New Jersey 2,420 $74,320
Virginia 2,320 $56,520
Michigan 2,000 $73,650
Washington 1,450 $57,250
Colorado 1,410 $53,120
Maryland 1,180 $70,160
Georgia 1,160 $65,730
Indiana 1,130 $0
Tennessee 1,100 $52,120
Minnesota 1,050 $60,950
Missouri 970 $63,160

Below are the states where English Language and Literature Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,790
District of Columbia $91,510
Connecticut $85,960
Rhode Island $81,380
New Hampshire $79,870
New York $79,160
New Jersey $74,320
Michigan $73,650
Delaware $73,230
Massachusetts $72,120

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Occupation PA Employment Total
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 1,590
Communications Professors 1,280
Philosophy and Religion Professors 1,040
History Professors 1,000

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