Salary for Postsecondary Law Teachers

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Postsecondary law teachers develop, plan, and deliver lectures, homework assignments and exams in the field of law. They assess and correct student oral presentations, papers, assignments, and exams, and moderate classroom discussions. Law teachers also conduct their own research and stay informed on changes in laws and regulations, as well as in the study of law, by attending professional conferences and meetings or reading peer-reviewed publications. The minimum degree requirement for this post is normally a doctoral or professional (JD) degree. A small percentage of law teachers do not have education beyond the Master's level.

A Postsecondary Law Teacher will normally get salaries ranging from $41,650 to $208,000 depending on education and experience. Law Teachers usually receive average salaries of one hundred and thirty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars annually.

Law Teachers receive the highest compensation in Utah, where they get job pay of near $189,880. They can get the best pay in Educational Services, where they can get pay of $134,760.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.18 percent nationwide in that time.


Postsecondary Law 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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