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.

$28,491 - $112,500
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$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $49,355
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,491 - $112,500  
   
Bonus
$2,049  
Total Pay (?
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$29,174 - $115,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.31  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,049  
   
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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$29,174 - $115,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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.


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.

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Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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