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. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and one-half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, College and University Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female College and University Teachers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
- 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)
As College and University Teachers transition into upper-level roles such as Professor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Professors earn $79K on average per year. Typical career progression for a College or University Teacher involves becoming an Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor, roles that pay $9K more and $20K more on average.
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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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. On average, College and University Teachers make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $51K.