A Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education earns an average salary of $45,988 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$26,184 - $68,378
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46K
56K
68K
MEDIAN: $45,988
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Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$23.15 - $99.29
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68
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$26,184 - $68,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$29,501 - $82,150  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$23.15 - $99.29  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
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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$29,501 - $82,150  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Lecturer, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.
Gender
Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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