Pay for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Most Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers survey respondents are women (72 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,530 - $75,728
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$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $47,552
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$34,530 - $75,728  
   
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$3,050  
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$34,211 - $74,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $45K on average. On average, Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $56K.

Key Stats for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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