Salary for Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers

Also known as:  Criminal Justice Professor, Criminology Professor, Penology Professor

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Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers working at the postsecondary level complete numerous tasks to ensure that students develop a firm grasp of criminal science. These professionals create and deliver lectures on the field of criminal science, lead class discussions, and maintain consistent office hours in order to ensure that students can resolve any questions they have regarding the field, or seek extra help. They may provide advice regarding career options and paths, as well. These professionals also develop homework assignments and exams, assign them, and correct them. The minimum degree required for this position is a Master's degree, but as with many postsecondary teaching posts, preference is for doctoral certification.

A Postsecondary Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement Teacher can earn average salaries in a range of $35,180 and $129,820 depending on experience and education levels. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers will most likely receive an average wage of seventy-four thousand seven hundred and fourty dollars yearly.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers can receive the highest pay in California, where they can earn an average salary rate of about $123,990. This group of people are compensated most highly in Educational Services, where they can get pay of $74,840.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.40 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$74,840
Public Administration
$59,380

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$59,380
Educational Services
$74,840