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Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $44K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Postsecondary Biology Teachers survey respondents are women (72 percent). The majority of Postsecondary Biology Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$32,273 - $66,747
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,413
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Salary
$32,273 - $66,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
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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$33,077 - $67,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Postsecondary Biology Teachers. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $40K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postsecondary Biology Teachers make a median salary of $51K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $64K on average.

Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 16%