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.

$34,657 - $73,041
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$35K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,519
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,657 - $73,041  
   
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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$34,806 - $80,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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$27K$54K$81K
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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$34,806 - $80,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
  • Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
  • Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
  • 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.

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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.

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Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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