Salary for Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

Also known as:  Biblical Studies Professor, Divinity Professor, Eastern Philosophy Professor, Old Testament Professor, Pastoral Ministries Professor, Religious Studies Professor, Theology Professor, Western Philosophy Professor

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Philosophy and religion teachers in postsecondary institutions work to ensure that students develop a knowledge of philosophy and religion by providing well-thought lectures, homeworks and exams, and leading class discussions on topics in these fields. These teachers are expected to be available to students in office hours, and may provide guidance regarding career paths and opportunities. They are also often expected to conduct and publish research, or to guide the research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as supervising student internships and teaching exercises. These positons generally require doctoral degrees.

A Postsecondary Philosophy or Religion Teacher usually gets an average pay level somewhere between 48000 - 72000 based on education and experience. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary earn an average pay level of Sixty Eight Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary have the highest salaries in Rhode Island, where they earn pay levels, on average, of close to about $93050.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.66 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $69,230
Other Services (except Public Administration) $55,180
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $55,180
Educational Services $69,230
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