Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. Most Postsecondary Biology Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men working as Postsecondary Biology Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,407 - $78,899
$35K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,085
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$23.75 - $42.50
$39
MEDIAN: $39.00
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,407 - $78,899  
   
Bonus
$3,460  
Total Pay (?
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$35,628 - $81,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$39.31  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$3,460  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,628 - $81,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Postsecondary Biology Teachers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $43K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $49K. Postsecondary Biology Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

Key Stats for Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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