Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

The average Postsecondary Computer Science Teacher in the United States earns approximately $48K annually. Compensation ranges between $30K and $104K per year. For the most part, Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,913 - $100,899

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$12.26 - $54.63

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$30,913 - $100,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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$30,134 - $103,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $54.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $979  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,134 - $103,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. On average, Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers make $60K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
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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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