Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

Pay for College and University Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K per year. Earnings generally vary between $31K and $80K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for College and University Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, roughly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Women College and University Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,549 - $72,361

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$16.29 - $55.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,549 - $72,361  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,748  
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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$30,618 - $80,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $55.26  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,748  
   
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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$30,618 - $80,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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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As College and University Teachers transition into upper-level roles such as Professor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Professors earn $78K 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 $8K more and $19K 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 29 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Writing Procedures & Documentation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Public Speaking and Mathematica also typically command lower compensation. Aptitude in English Language tends to also indicate an understanding of Online Education.

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

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. College and University Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $54K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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 18%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 25%
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