Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

For Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, annual average wages total $48K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $32K, and the top verges on $102K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,004 - $85,788
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$86K
MEDIAN: $48,356
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90%

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$11.92 - $45.30
(Median)
$12
$24
$45
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,004 - $85,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,633  
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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$32,038 - $101,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,633  
   
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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$32,038 - $101,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.


For Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $45K. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $59K.

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Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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