Salary for Postsecondary Social Work Teachers

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Social work teachers in postesecondary insititutions supervise the academic activities of students, including fieldwork, research, internships, teaching exercises, and laboratory work. In addition to this supervisory role, social work teachers also evaluate student performance and understanding of concepts using homeworks, in-class assignments, and exams. They deliver lectures on topics in social work, and may conduct their own research in addition to teaching. Many attend conferences or professional meetings in the field, and read relevant peer-reviewed publications to stay current on changes and developments in social work. The minimum degree requirement for this position is normally a doctorate, although in some cases Master's degrees may be acceptable.

A Postsecondary Social Work Teacher earns a pay level between $35,670 and $129,560 depending on tenure and industry expertise. Social Work Teachers can expect an average pay level of seventy-eight thousand one hundred and ten dollars annually.

Social Work Teachers are compensated at the highest average salary in New York, where they earn average job salaries of near $101,370. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Educational Services, where they earn salary pay of $78,100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.08 percent nationwide in that time.


Postsecondary Social Work 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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