Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

An average Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher in the United States can expect to take home roughly $47K per year. Earnings generally vary between $33K and $101K per year. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers (63 percent) survey respondents. Roughly a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,860 - $83,543
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$84K
MEDIAN: $46,740
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,860 - $83,543  
   
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 - $100,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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$32,600 - $100,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $44K. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

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