Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) Salary

Median pay for College and University Teachers in the United States is around $48K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $81K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women College and University Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,598 - $74,437
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,527
10%
50%
90%

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$15.97 - $57.30
(Median)
$16
$26
$57
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,598 - $74,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,360  
Profit Sharing
$3,444  
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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$30,437 - $81,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $57.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,360  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,444  
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).
)
$30,437 - $81,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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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For College and University Teachers, progressing to a Professor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Professor can earn $79K annually. Assistant Professors or Associate Professors are common next-step roles for College and University Teachers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Assistant Professors is $8K higher on average, and it's $20K higher for Associate Professors.

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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 28 percent and 12 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. 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. On average, College and University Teachers make $53K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a College or University Teacher with more than 20 years of experience can earn $56K 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
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

Graphic Design
up arrow 28%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%

National Average
$49,000

English Language
up arrow 3%

Online Education
up arrow 3%

Mathematica
up arrow 4%

Public Speaking
up arrow 18%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 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
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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