Slightly less than three-fifths of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $30K to $105K per year, but median earnings come to around $53K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers are happy with their jobs. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,785 - $85,570
(Median)
$32K
$53K
$86K
MEDIAN: $53,385
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $46.00
(Median)
$12
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,785 - $85,570  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,407 - $105,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $46.00  
   
Overtime
$38.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Total Pay (?
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$30,407 - $105,289  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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

  • 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $60K.

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Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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