Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (United States)

A Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education earns an average salary of $47,091 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay.
Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$27,000 - $71,593
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MEDIAN: $47,090
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Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$30.00 - $99.82
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$27,000 - $71,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$29,660 - $82,707  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$30.00 - $99.82  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
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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$29,660 - $82,707  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education
Posetsecondary/higher education lecturers perform a number of tasks in postsecondary institutions. They are responsible for delivering lectures and seminars, developing and implementing teaching methods, and constructing exams and assessments. Lecturers also attend staff meetings, participate and serve on committees, grade work, and assign final grades. This line of work is mainly mental, although candidates are often required to speak in front of a crowd (typically standing) for several hours at a time. Lecturers typically work indoors in a college classroom environment; while they work mostly with students, they also interact with colleagues in meetings, committees, and other settings as well.
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Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Maintain office hours for advising, mentoring and coaching students.
  • Integrate new technologies in the learning process.
  • Develop and revise courses and instructional materials as necessary.
  • Design and implement interactive workshops, structured experiences, and seminars on a variety of topics.
  • Use a variety of methods traditional and using technology to communicate syllabi, assignment instructions, due dates and grades.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Late-Career
0%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%
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