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Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States can expect wages of $44K per year on average. Compensation ranges from $34K on the lower end to $66K per year on the higher end. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Biology Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Postsecondary Biology Teachers (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,350 - $66,152
MEDIAN: $44,311

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$33,350 - $66,152  
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$33,790 - $66,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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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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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. On average, Postsecondary Biology Teachers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $63K.

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Job Satisfaction

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


69 %
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%