I am familiar with the pay in PA.
I would venture to say
that you would probably take a pay cut, but not substantial.
believe your benefits will not be the same either. -- My sis-n-law has
been at ASU (different field) for as long as I can remember. She & husband
had a couple kids, even though they stretched their dollars, never had
a fancy home or car, there was no $$ for college.
To me, AZ
is a benefit in itself. The sunshine always puts me in a positive mood,
and a positive mood is better than an apple a day at keeping the Dr. away!