Salary for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

Also known as:  Aerodynamics Professor, Astrophysics Professor, Atomic Physics Professor, Ballistics Professor, Hydrodynamics Professor, Medical Physics Professor, Nuclear Physics Professor, Physical Science Professor, Thermodynamics Professor helps education professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Postsecondary physics teachers work with undergraduate and graduate level students in classroom and laboratory settings. They create and deliver lectures in courses such as Astrophysics or Particle Physics, and develop, assign, and correct exams and homework assignments for their courses. They may conduct research or guide the research and/or internships of students in their field. These teachers must stay current on developments in the field of physics. They are required a minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a related discipline, although most professionals in the field have their doctorates in Physics or a related field.

A Postsecondary Physics Teacher can expect average salaries of around 72000 - 108000 depending on seniority. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary will normally get a salary of Ninety Three Thousand One Hundred dollars every year.

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary are compensated the highest in Colorado, where they get a compensation of about $106380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.46 percent nationwide in that time.
Postsecondary Physics Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $86,330
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $86,330