Salary for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

Also known as:  Anatomy Professor, Bacteriology Professor, Biochemistry Professor, Botany Professor, Embryology Professor, Microbiology Professor, Zoology Professor

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Postsecondary biological science teachers work to ensure that students develop a comprehensive understanding of their subject by planning and delivering homework assignments, tests, and lectures. Additionally, these teachers may serve as guides to students completing internships, or graduate and undergraduate research. They are expected to hold office hours, and often conduct studies or scientific investigations. They must also publish their findings in peer-reviewed literature. A doctoral degree is strongly preferred in this field, although many Master's degree holders work in this occupation as well.

A Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher earns a pay level between $46,430 and $179,450 depending on education and tenure levels. Biological Science Teachers usually receive average salaries of one hundred and one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars on an annual basis.

Biological Science Teachers can get the best compensation in California, where they can get average wages of just about $133,870. They can get the best pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive compensation, on average, of $189,630.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.43 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$189,630
Educational Services
$96,080

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$96,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$189,630