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English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salary (United States)

An English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary earns an average salary of $41,709 per year. A skill in Teaching is associated with high pay for this job.
English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salary (?
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$28,763 - $69,762
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MEDIAN: $41,708
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English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salary (?
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$14.15 - $58.17
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,763 - $69,762  
   
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$0.00 - $1,997  
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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$28,912 - $73,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$20.17 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
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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$28,912 - $73,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$42,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect English Language / Literature Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 13%
National Average
$42,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%
English Language
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%