Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary
Earnings for College and University Teachers in the United States come in at around $48K per year on average. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of College and University Teachers (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most College and University Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and slightly less than half claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Teacher College/University (Unknown Type)
Teachers at colleges and universities (unknown type) serve as leaders and instructors for a wide variety of students. They must develop lesson plans and deliver lectures and lessons to their students. When not instructing, their days (and often evenings) consist of grading and reviewing papers, exams, and tests. They may also use their time outside of class for research and other academic work. Teachers at colleges and universities work with other instructors on committees, research, and brainstorming teaching techniques as well. They generally report to their departmental dean. Teachers at colleges and universities usually work exclusively indoors unless it is deemed necessary for a class or lecture to be held outside due to its theme or requirements for understanding. They may work full time or part time, with day and/or evening hours required depending on the needs of the position.Read More...
Appropriate education and certifications are required for teachers at colleges and universities. They must be highly knowledgeable in their area of expertise (the area in which they teach), along with teaching methodologies. Teachers must generally have a bachelor’s degree in the area in which they would like to teach, although a master's or doctoral degree is commonly required. Teachers at colleges and universities may serve in adjunct positions and/or as a teaching assistant before promotion to full-time status; they may also continue to work part time as well.
Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Tasks
- Teach one or more classes of varying sizes and levels.
- Attend administrative meetings with other faculty to deal with policy and department matters, including: budget, hiring and student organizations.
- Conduct research—review literature, conduct experiments—and come to conclusions that expand knowledge in their field; publish findings in academic journals and books.
- Design syllabus; prepare and lead discussions, lectures, tests and assignments; grade assignments and provide students with timely feedback.
Common Career Paths for Teacher College/University (Unknown Type)
For College and University Teachers, progressing to a Professor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Professor can earn $79K annually. College and University Teachers most often move into positions as Assistant Professors or Associate Professors; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $20K higher, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Teacher College/University (Unknown Type)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
College and University Teachers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. College and University Teachers bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.
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