Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary
For Postsecondary Biology Teachers, annual average wages total $49K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Postsecondary Biology Teachers (50 percent) survey respondents. Men working as Postsecondary Biology Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Postsecondary Biology Teachers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. On average, Postsecondary Biology Teachers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.