Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Median pay for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers in the United States is around $48K annually. Earnings generally vary between $30K and $104K per year. More than half of Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. The majority of Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,913 - $100,899
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$100K
MEDIAN: $47,748
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90%

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$12.26 - $54.63
(Median)
$12
$25
$55
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,913 - $100,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Total Pay (?
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$30,134 - $103,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $54.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$30,134 - $103,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


For Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $50K. For Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

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Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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