Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Earnings for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Lower pay rates hover around $35K, and the higher rates verge on $79K per year. Male Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,575 - $79,017
MEDIAN: $48,651

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$35,112 - $78,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary

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

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $46K on average. Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. For some reason, Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $56K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


47 %
53 %

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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 6%