Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary
Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States take home approximately $50K annually on average. Men working as Postsecondary Biology Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. While nearly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Biology Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$35,285 - $79,733|
|Total Pay (||$35,545 - $82,494|
|Total Pay (||$35,545 - $82,494|
Job Description for Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary
A postsecondary biological science teacher can be required to teach various biology and science classes at a college or university. Also known as a professor of biology, the postsecondary biological science teacher is tasked with coordinating a lesson plan for students, giving them the necessary instruction, and testing them on their knowledge. The science teacher will write class syllabi, construct and prepare experiments, guide students who are conducting these experiments, give lectures, assign reading and writing assignments, and evaluate student work. Some college-level biology teachers may also be involved in research studies, which may or may not be independent of classroom responsibilities.Read More...
The biological science teacher works indoors on a college campus, primarily in a classroom or a laboratory. The teacher will ideally possess strong abilities in communication and leadership, in order to effectively manage a classroom and provide high-quality instruction that the students will understand. The teacher will need to have a sharp, analytical mind and a passion for teaching and the development of students.
To become a teacher of biological science at the university level, most institutions will require, at minimum, a master's degree in biology or life sciences. Many of these teachers earn a couple of years of experience working as a teacher's assistant while in college or doing post-graduate work.
Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks
- Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
- Provide instruction for assigned courses including preparation for in-class or online activities, evaluation of students' work, and more.
- Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
- Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
- Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
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Pay by Experience Level for Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary
Pay by Experience for a Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary has a positive trend. An entry-level Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 25 salaries. A Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 13 salaries.
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