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.

$35,285 - $79,733
$35K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,646
10%
50%
90%

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$23.75 - $42.50
$39
MEDIAN: $39.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,285 - $79,733  
   
Bonus
$3,439  
Total Pay (?
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$35,545 - $82,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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
$3,439  
   
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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$35,545 - $82,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

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.

Key Stats for Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 20%