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Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $46K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $34K, and the higher rates verge on $94K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,971 - $80,719
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $46,208
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90%

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$11.85 - $45.62
(Median)
$12
$25
$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,971 - $80,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,871  
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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$33,687 - $94,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,871  
   
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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$33,687 - $94,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary

  • 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.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Teach material from approved curriculum and develop daily lesson plans to include instructional aids.

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $44K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%