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Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States can expect wages of $45K per year on average. Compensation ranges between $34K and $67K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Postsecondary Biology Teachers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Biology Teachers.

$33,792 - $66,516
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,856
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,792 - $66,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
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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$34,120 - $66,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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

  • Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
  • Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
  • 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.

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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. Postsecondary Biology Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $62K.

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Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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