Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

For College and University Teachers, annual average wages total $46K per year. Compensation ranges between $30K and $80K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Women make up a slight majority of College and University Teachers (59 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most College and University Teachers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,740 - $71,381
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,189
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$16.21 - $55.22
(Median)
$16
$28
$55
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,740 - $71,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,916  
Total Pay (?
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$30,057 - $79,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.21 - $55.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,916  
   
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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$30,057 - $79,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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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College and University Teachers who go on to become Professors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Professors is $78K annually. 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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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.


College and University Teachers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. College and University Teachers see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

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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%

English Language
up arrow 1%

Online Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

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 190 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%