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Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Median pay for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $47K per year. Compensation ranges between $30K and $85K per year. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and approximately one-half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$33,950 - $80,513
(Median)
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47K
64K
81K
MEDIAN: $46,994
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$11.79 - $50.87
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,950 - $80,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Total Pay (?
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$30,201 - $84,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $50.87  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$30,201 - $84,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

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

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $45K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $67K.

Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 31%