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Chemistry Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in the United States can expect wages of $49K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $34K, and the top verges on $79K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little more than half collect dental insurance. Male Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,917 - $79,340
MEDIAN: $48,837

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$34,917 - $79,340  
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$33,766 - $78,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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.

For Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $47K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. As Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $60K.

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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 9 votes.


34 %
66 %

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 13%