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Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

College and University Teachers in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $30K, and the top verges on $79K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While roughly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The majority of College and University Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,853 - $71,165
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,045
10%
50%
90%

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$16.25 - $55.48
(Median)
$16
$27
$55
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,853 - $71,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,719  
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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$30,140 - $79,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.25 - $55.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,719  
   
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).
)
$30,140 - $79,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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.

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Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Teacher College/University (Unknown Type)


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For College and University Teachers, progressing to a Professor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Professor can earn $78K annually. Career advancement for the typical College or University Teacher often leads to becoming an Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor; median salaries in these positions are $9K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Job Listings

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College and University Teachers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Graphic Design and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Writing Procedures & Documentation and Public Speaking as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Online Education is a skill commonly found among those who know English Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Teacher College/University (Unknown Type)

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. College and University Teachers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $55K.

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Experience Affects Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 30%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Online Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

English Language
up arrow 1%

Mathematica
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 17%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%
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