Pay for Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $89,756
$30K
$51K
$90K
MEDIAN: $51,387
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$10.66 - $45.57
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$46
MEDIAN: $21.99
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Salary
$30,410 - $89,756  
   
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$27,500 - $105,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $45.57  
   
Overtime
$37.91  
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$27,500 - $105,500  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary

Postsecondary teachers of criminal justice and law enforcement work in college/university settings and provide lectures and exercises with related material. They are usually provided with course guidelines which adhere to state and national requirements; however, they also develop their own lesson plans.

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Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Teach material from approved curriculum and develop daily lesson plans to include instructional aids.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as criminal law, defensive policing, and investigation techniques.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $58K.

Key Stats for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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