Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $47K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers making up 75 percent. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,660 - $74,952
$35K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,829
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$34,660 - $74,952  
   
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$34,351 - $72,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $43K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $56K by contrast.

Key Stats for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
▲32%

Late-Career
▲19%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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