Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary
The average Postsecondary Computer Science Teacher in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. There are more male Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Job satisfaction for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers is extremely high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
In order to perform assigned duties, these teachers must be fully capable of using all instructional equipment currently in use in the postsecondary educational environment. At a minimum, they are expected to use or operate microphones, multi-media equipment, televisions, portable input/output equipment, and computer-based training software. Computer science teachers possess the skills and abilities to successfully instruct their assigned students. Proficiency in instructing, speaking, writing, critical thinking, oral expression, deductive reasoning, speech clarity, and inductive reasoning are some of the abilities that successful computer science teachers possess. Daily tasks consist of public speaking, interpersonal discussions, and emailing. Exactness and accuracy is very important in this position.
Computer science teachers, postsecondary will have at a minimum of a bachelor's degree in computer science, with almost half possessing a master's degree. Some positions will require a PHD.
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.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $52K on average. For Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $60K on average.