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Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers in the United States take home an average $48K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $102K per year. Most Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,400 - $98,633
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$99K
MEDIAN: $47,662
10%
50%
90%

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$11.79 - $50.87
(Median)
$12
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,400 - $98,633  
   
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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$30,067 - $102,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $50.87  
   
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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$30,067 - $102,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $44K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $45K. Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $70K.

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Experience Affects Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%