Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States take home an average $45K per year. Earnings generally vary between $34K and $66K per year. The majority of Postsecondary Biology Teachers (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Biology Teachers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage.

$33,468 - $65,465
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,978
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$33,468 - $65,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$33,857 - $65,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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 Postsecondary Biology Teachers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $41K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Postsecondary Biology Teacher generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $61K.

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Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%
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