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Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

Pay for College and University Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $30K, and the top verges on $79K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for College and University Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,964 - $71,226
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,246
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90%

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$16.23 - $55.60
(Median)
$16
$27
$56
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,964 - $71,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,684  
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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$30,205 - $79,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 576
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $55.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,684  
   
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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$30,205 - $79,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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 moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Assistant Professors or Associate Professors. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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College and University Teachers report using a wide range of professional 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. Those listing Writing Procedures & Documentation and Public Speaking as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Competency in English Language frequently indicates knowledge 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.


For College and University Teachers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $48K. For College and University Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. College and University Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

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 1%

National Average
$48,000

English Language
up arrow 1%

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 179 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 27%
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