Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $48K annually. Pay ranges from $34K on the low end to $78K per year on the high end. Male Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two in five. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,654 - $78,525
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,483
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$34,654 - $78,525  
   
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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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$33,805 - $78,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Job Description for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary

  • Create and implement course objectives.
  • Grade and asses student work, provide feedback and assistance.
  • Prepare, organize and teach classes.
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings.

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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.


Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers see a median income of $47K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $48K. Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $60K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 10%
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