Salary for Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

Also known as:  Arabic Professor, Biblical Languages Professor, Chinese Language Professor, French Professor, German Professor, Greek Professor, Hebrew Professor, Japanese Professor, Russian Language Professor, Spanish Literature Professor

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Foreign language and literature teachers at the postsecondary level provide instruction in languages other than English, as well as the literature associated with these languages. American Sign Language teachers also fall into this category. Duties of these teachers include preparing and delivering lectures, homeworks, and exams, holding office hours, and guiding student projects, research, and internships. These professors may also conduct thir own research and publish their findings. These professionals are expected to stay abreast of changes and developments in their field, and to hold graduate degrees in related areas.

A Postsecondary Foreign Language or Literature Teacher earns a pay level between $40,970 and $135,800 based on education and experience. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers will usually earn a wage of eigthy thousand four hundred and ten dollars on an annual basis.

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers have the highest pay levels in California, which has average pay scales of close to about $109,830. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Educational Services, where they receive average wages of $80,500.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 54.05 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Educational Services
$80,500
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,860

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,860
Educational Services
$80,500