Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Average Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States make around $49K annually. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $80K per year on the higher end. The majority of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers (52 percent) who responded to the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,833 - $80,017
MEDIAN: $49,075

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$35,833 - $80,017  
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$35,091 - $79,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.


Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks

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

The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $48K. Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Job Satisfaction

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


48 %
52 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 8%