Salary for Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

Also known as:  Children's Literature Professor, Composition Professor, Contemporary English Literature Professor, Creative Writing English Professor, Etymology Professor, Medieval English Literature Professor, Seventeenth-Century English Literature Professor, Victorian Literature Professor

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Postsecondary english language and literature teachers teach courses in topics such as linguistics and 19th century British literature, as well as writing courses. They prepare course materials and lectures, and create assignments and exams designed to reinforce student grasp of material. Additionally, these teachers are expected to make themselves available to students outside of class to provide additional help if necessary. Many english language and literature teachers also conduct research and publish their findings in peer-reviewed literature. The minimum education expected for this occupation is a Master's degree, although roughly half of all individuals employed in this position hold doctorates.

A Postsecondary English Language or Literature Teacher can expect a wage between $39,320 - $141,190 based on the level of education. English Language and Literature Teachers will usually earn a wage of eigthy-one thousand three hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

English Language and Literature Teachers can expect the most salary in California, where they can earn an average job salary of near $124,250. These employees make the highest salary in Educational Services, where they earn an average pay rate of $81,350.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.31 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$81,350

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$81,350