Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

For Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers, annual average wages total $52K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $106K per year. The majority of Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than one-half. Most Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,723 - $105,000
(Median)
$31K
$52K
$100K
MEDIAN: $51,740
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50%
90%

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$12.36 - $53.83
(Median)
$12
$26
$54
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,723 - $105,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,036  
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 - $106,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $53.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,036  
   
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 - $106,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $47K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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