Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salary
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.
|Salary||$30,410 - $89,756|
|Total Pay (||$27,500 - $105,500|
|Hourly Rate||$10.66 - $45.57|
|Total Pay (||$27,500 - $105,500|
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.Read More...
It is important that these teachers create lessons which adhere to all necessary guidelines, but incorporate elements of creativity so that students enjoy the material, such as visual aids and notes to help them comprehend and retain information. They are often required to be available outside of class hours in order to answer questions in-person or electronically from students. Classes may be taught in-person or electronically; often, one teacher will have a combination of both classes to be taught within a given semester.
These postsecondary teachers should have a doctorate degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field. For some schools, educational requirements may be less strict for teachers who have significant experience in law enforcement and/or criminal justice. It is important to have in-depth knowledge of the field and continue learning about new developments so this information can be passed on to students. Prior teaching experience may also be required by employers.
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.
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