Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

For College and University Teachers, yearly average wages total $47K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $31K, and the higher rates verge on $80K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,467 - $71,747
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,723
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$16.17 - $54.83
(Median)
$16
$26
$55
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,467 - $71,747  
   
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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$30,605 - $79,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.17 - $54.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$30,605 - $79,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Professor. The latter position pays an average of $78K annually. A common career progression for a College or University Teacher is to become an Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor. Compared to College and University Teachers, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $20K more.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Graphic Design and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Writing Procedures & Documentation and Public Speaking, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows English Language to be familiar with Online Education as well.

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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. College and University Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Graphic Design
up arrow 29%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

Online Education
0%

National Average
$49,000

English Language
up arrow 1%

Mathematica
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 17%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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