Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Average Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in the United States make around $48K annually. Pay ranges from $33K on the low end to $95K per year on the high end. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,959 - $83,191

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$11.79 - $45.96

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,959 - $83,191  
   
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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$32,600 - $94,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$32,600 - $94,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers see a median income of $44K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $44K. For Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $55K.

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Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%
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