Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary
Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States take home approximately $46K annually on average. The vast majority (80 percent) of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$34,865 - $66,384|
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Job Description for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary
Postsecondary chemistry teachers teach the subject of chemistry at a college or university. A doctorate degree is generally required to become a professor of chemistry, and these teachers must present the subject in a manner that is engaging and helps the students understand it thoroughly.Read More...
While postsecondary chemistry teachers must follow guidelines established by the school and state, they themselves are often responsible for their curricula and periodically administering tests to monitor students' progress. They are usually held accountable for their students’ performance and growth; if students do not seem to grasp the concepts being taught, the teacher may offer remedial teaching or provide extra assistance to struggling students. Methods of teaching may also be modified, and visual aids and notes may be helpful for students' understanding.
These teachers also assign projects and extra assignments to students, as well as grade papers and tests, which may be done in their free time. They may also work with parents to come up with solutions for individual students. Strong public speaking and organizational skills are essential for this position.
Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks
- Prepare, organize and teach classes.
- Attend faculty and staff meetings.
- Create and implement course objectives.
- Grade and asses student work, provide feedback and assistance.
Pay by Experience Level for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary
Pay by Experience for a Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 8 salaries. A Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 8 salaries.
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