Salary for Postsecondary Communications Teachers

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Communications teachers in postsecondary institutions strive to promote student understanding of the communications field by developing lectures, homework assignments and exams which reinforce communications concepts. Additionally, these professionals may supervise graduate and undergraduate student research, intern, and teaching projects. Communications teachers may also conduct their own research in the field, and stay informed on new developments by reading peer-reviewed publications and attending relevant professional conferences and meetings. The minimum degree requirement for this occupation is a Bachelor's degree, although the majority of communications teachers have doctorates or Master's degrees.

A Postsecondary Communications Teacher will normally get salaries ranging from $40,690 and $137,520 depending on the level of education. Communications Teachers will normally receive an average salary of eigthy thousand nine hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

Communications Teachers are paid most highly in California, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $127,950. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Educational Services, where they receive average wages of $80,950.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.33 percent nationwide in that time.


Postsecondary Communications Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
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