Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

Earnings for College and University Teachers in the United States come in at around $47K annually on average. Compensation ranges from $31K on the lower end to $80K per year on the higher end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most College and University Teachers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,513 - $71,686
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,541
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$16.15 - $54.94
(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
$29,513 - $71,686  
   
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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$30,678 - $79,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.15 - $54.94  
   
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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$30,678 - $79,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 transition into a Professor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $78K per year. 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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College and University Teachers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Writing Procedures & Documentation and Public Speaking, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. English Language and Online Education are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for College and University Teachers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. 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 $55K.

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Experience Affects Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Graphic Design
up arrow 30%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Online Education
up arrow 2%

English Language
0%

National Average
$48,000

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 160 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
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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