Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary
Earnings for College and University Teachers in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most College and University Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$29,364 - $77,343|
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|$29,505 - $84,044|
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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.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)
College and University Teachers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Professor. The average Professor brings home $79K per year. When College and University Teachers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Assistant Professors or Associate Professors. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $20K, 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.
For many College and University Teachers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. 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 $53K.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for College and University Teachers that is 27 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. College and University Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Tampa (+19 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Columbia (+13 percent), and Richmond (+12 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent less).
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