Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

Earnings for College and University Teachers in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just under a half receive dental plans. Women make up a slight majority of College and University Teachers (55 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most College and University Teachers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,253 - $77,781
$29K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,863
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50%
90%

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$14.71 - $59.03
$15
$25
$59
MEDIAN: $24.91
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,253 - $77,781  
   
Bonus
$1.14 - $9,863  
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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$29,458 - $83,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $59.03  
   
Overtime
$29.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1.14 - $9,863  
   
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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$29,458 - $83,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

  • 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)


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College and University Teachers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Professor. The latter position pays an average of $79K annually. College and University Teachers typically move into roles as Assistant Professors or Associate Professors, and those positions pay $9K more and $20K more, respectively.

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

Pay by Experience for a Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) has a positive trend. An entry-level Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 112 salaries. A Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,286

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for College and University Teachers, 27 percent higher than the national average. College and University Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tampa (+19 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Columbia (+13 percent), and Richmond (+12 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (16 percent less) and Los Angeles (15 percent less).

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Key Stats for Teacher College/University (Unknown Type)

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼12%

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

Graphic Design
▲27%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲12%

National Average
$49,000

Online Education
▼1%

Mathematica
▼4%


Public Speaking
▼19%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 25%
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