Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Earnings for Postsecondary Biology Teachers in the United States come in at around $45K per year on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $34K and $71K per year. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Postsecondary Biology Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,737 - $69,678
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,377
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$33,737 - $69,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$34,082 - $71,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $41K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $47K. For Postsecondary Biology Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Biological Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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