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Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Average Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers in the United States make around $48K per year. Pay ranges from $31K on the low end to $102K per year on the high end. For the most part, Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. There are more male Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,800 - $99,666
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$100K
MEDIAN: $47,748
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90%

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$12.16 - $51.06
(Median)
$12
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,800 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Total Pay (?
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$31,172 - $101,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $51.06  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$31,172 - $101,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $45K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $70K.

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Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%
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