Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States can expect wages of $45K annually on average. Earnings sit near $34K on the lower side but can approach $67K per year on the higher side. Job satisfaction for Postsecondary Biology Teachers is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. More than half of Postsecondary Biology Teachers (60 percent) survey participants are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$33,306 - $66,928
MEDIAN: $45,377

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$33,306 - $66,928  
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$33,759 - $67,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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.


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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $48K on average. Postsecondary Biology Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $62K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%