Business Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

With slightly more than half of Postsecondary Business Teachers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $70K per year and averages out to $44K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little over a half collect dental insurance. The majority of Postsecondary Business Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,534 - $70,393
MEDIAN: $43,977

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$31,534 - $70,393  
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$33,327 - $69,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Business Teacher, Postsecondary

A business teacher in the postsecondary realm teaches the subject of business in a college or university environment. The business teacher will usually have to follow state and school guidelines, as to what should be taught in the curriculum. The teacher may be given the curriculum by the school, but he or she may also choose to suggest changes to the curriculum for future classes. Individual lesson plans are usually left up to the teacher. Therefore, it is important to be able to come up with engaging and meaningful lesson plans, so that the students can easily retain the information. The business teacher may choose to include teaching aids, such as videos, photos, class notes, and other visual aids, which will help the student to understand the material. Creating lesson plans will usually be done outside of class time. This preparation time may or may not be paid, depending on the situation.


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

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $44K. Postsecondary Business Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $53K.

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To get as many students as possible involved in FBLA. Encourage students to become regional officers and state even national officers. FBLA is a wonderful organization that builds character, work ethic, loyalty, and self esteem.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


58 %
42 %

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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 17%