Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $49K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $34K, and the top verges on $78K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men working as Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,174 - $78,627

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$34,320 - $78,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $47K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $48K. Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


44 %
56 %

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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 8%