English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

The average salary for an English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary is $45,825 per year.

$29,590 - $69,015
$30K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,825
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$8.80 - $48.48
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$18
$48
MEDIAN: $17.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,590 - $69,015  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,985 - $69,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$28,985 - $69,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary

Postsecondary English language/literature teachers generally instruct at a college or university, and they may hold full-time or adjunct positions. These professionals generally teach two to three classes, each occurring several times a week. The teacher also often maintains office hours at set times during the week to meet with students, and they must perform work outside classes to grade assignments and prepare lesson plans. The school year is normally divided into two semesters and several summer sessions, and postsecondary English language/literature teachers may instruct during any or all of these periods, and class sizes depend on the university and subject. This instructor must create class lessons and maintain a full semester of topics and assignments in the subject, and they also need to have a list of books and writings that the students need to read and write papers.

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English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks

  • Design instruction that meets course objectives and develop activities that support those objectives.
  • Meet with and assist students during office hours or by appointment to supplement in-class discussions and lectures.
  • Prepare lesson outlines and maintain an accurate course syllabus.
  • Manage the classroom by keeping accurate records, submitting grades and reports on time, and enforcing campus academic policies.

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Key Stats for English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$45,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries


Teaching
▲6%

National Average
$45,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

English Language
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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