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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 $45K annually. Compensation ranges from $33K on the lower end to $82K per year on the higher end. Most Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Men working as Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$32,824 - $78,614
(Median)
33K
40K
58K
79K
MEDIAN: $45,445
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$11.68 - $47.50
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,824 - $78,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $96,958  
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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$33,448 - $82,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $47.50  
   
Overtime
$8.78 - $34.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $96,958  
   
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).
)
$33,448 - $82,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
United States (change)

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.


Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $45K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. On average, Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $53K.

Experience Affects Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%