Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

The average Postsecondary Computer Science Teacher in the United States earns approximately $58K annually. Male Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,043 - $124,162
$28K
$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,767
10%
50%
90%

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$30.00 - $40.85
$39
MEDIAN: $39.45
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,043 - $124,162  
   
Bonus
$2,049  
Total Pay (?
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$28,982 - $116,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.45  
   
Overtime
$55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,049  
   
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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$28,982 - $116,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary

The primary duties of computer science teachers, postsecondary consist of preparing and presenting lessons on programming, data structures, and software design to undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties will include tasks related to the primary duty. Examples are grading student work, preparing course materials, supervising the classroom, maintaining academic records, keeping current on the subject matter, supervising laboratory work, and scheduling office hours to provide academic assistance. Duties are normally performed on a university or college campus while working with peer instructors under the supervision of assistant deans or department supervisors. Supervision of interns and assistants is a possible additional duty. Computer science teachers typically work indoors in a classroom and an office.

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Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks

  • Provide either generalized or specialized computer science instruction to postsecondary students.
  • Mentor, tutor, and otherwise assist students as needed.
  • Perform regular student assessment tasks in the form of homework, quizzes, tests, and lab activities.
  • Devise a curriculum and course protocol.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $79K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $66K. Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $51K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Key Stats for Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Entry-Level
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

Late-Career
▼19%

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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