Salary for Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

Also known as:  Biblical Studies Professor, Divinity Professor, Eastern Philosophy Professor, Old Testament Professor, Pastoral Ministries Professor, Religious Studies Professor, Theology Professor, Western Philosophy Professor

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Philosophy and religion teachers in postsecondary institutions work to ensure that students develop a knowledge of philosophy and religion by providing well-thought lectures, homeworks and exams, and leading class discussions on topics in these fields. These teachers are expected to be available to students in office hours, and may provide guidance regarding career paths and opportunities. They are also often expected to conduct and publish research, or to guide the research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as supervising student internships and teaching exercises. These positons generally require doctoral degrees.

A Postsecondary Philosophy or Religion Teacher will normally get salaries ranging from $40,470 and $155,430 depending on tenure level. Philosophy and Religion Teachers usually get a salary of ninety thousand one hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

Philosophy and Religion Teachers can obtain the highest salaries in California, where they can earn average pay scales of close to about $132,810. They have the best average pay in Educational Services, where they can earn wages of $90,190.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.05 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$90,190
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$75,530

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$75,530
Educational Services
$90,190