Online teaching salary survey

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Randell1234, Nov 28, 2008.


How much do you earn teaching online?

  1. Under $20K per year - full time job

    1 vote(s)
  2. Under $20K per year - part time job

    14 vote(s)
  3. $21K – 40K per year - full time job

    1 vote(s)
  4. $21K – 40K per year - part time job

    8 vote(s)
  5. $41K – 60K per year - full time job

    1 vote(s)
  6. $41K – 60K per year - part time job

    6 vote(s)
  7. $61K – 80K per year - full time job

    1 vote(s)
  8. $61K – 80K per year - part time job

    0 vote(s)
  9. Over $85K per year - full time job

    0 vote(s)
  10. Over $85K per year - part time job

    0 vote(s)
  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    You know the old saying...when faced with anonymous criticism, consider the source. ;)

    I do agree that taking on too much is a disservice to your students; I occasionally have two classes that overlap, and it can get time-consuming (in addition to my full-time job) to give both my full attention. Even if I had no other committments, I wouldn't want to teach more than five classes at one time.
  2. Refugee

    Refugee New Member

    Two schools that I have attended have some full time online faculty, AMU and TUI University.
  3. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Thanks, what would the typical salaries for full time online positions? I know that Walden pay in the range of 60-70K and Kaplan in the 40K range.

    Any more data for full time positions?
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I have heard about 65K plus free school for the employee and family.
  5. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    Is there such a thing as a full-time adjunct? I have heard of full-time, non-tenure track. Like Bruce said, how would they ever know and what power would a school have to tell you what you are to do with your time off?
  6. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    Good points - although I have taken classes at B&M schools with long-tenured faculty who I doubted read a sentence in my paper, did not respond to my emails, or provided any thing other than a grade on papers.
  7. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    I teach at AMU and there are numerous full-time faculty in my program. I know they have a different pay structure and requirements than the adjuncts do - what exactly they are now I do not know. I had the opportunity to head in that direction earlier this year, but it would have limited my time that I use to teach at much higher paying schools.
  8. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    You are right - let me rephrase. It is an online instructor. The responsibility is to teach classes and mentor the adjuncts.
  9. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    This is about the same salary you get at a B&M for an assistant professor position. However, they are not tenure tracks as your contract is renewed every year and you have no ranks that can lead to higher salary brackets.
  10. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    No worries - I thought that is what you may have meant. I prefer the part-time nature of the adjunct job. I have managed to cobble together substantial additional income from teaching part time at several scools. I do not rely on any one school which gives me the ability to add and drop schools as better opportunites come along.
  11. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    An assistant professor is a tenure-track position at most universities. Full-time non tenure-track faculty (yes, they dio exist) are usually referred to as instructors or lecturers (although the latter is often used to designate a full-time faculty at non U.S. institutions). At many universities, promotion to associate professor and granting of tenure occurs around the same time, while at other institutions, the two do not coincide with each other. Confused yet?

    The salary and benefits for faculty vary greatly by institution, location and discipline. There are a number of new assistant professors making 45-50K to start. At my former institution a business faculty would make at least 20K more than a similarly ranked faculty member in English or Social Work.

    In Illinois, one must work for 7 years before his or her children can access the tuition benefit (1/2 tuition at any of the state universities). Spouses are not included. At my current institution, all members of my family can attend at 1/2 tuition during my first three years. After that, they receive a full-ride scholarship (I like my new place much better).
  12. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this. If I understand, Tenure positions are permanent, full time and with benefits. To make things more complex, in Canada some schools have permanent part-time positions. Kind of a tenure track, with benefits but no ranking. These positions are normally given to part time lecturers that have been in the roster for many years as way of retribution for their services and also are protected by a union.
  13. Melisa

    Melisa New Member

    I would like to know how much would you be making if you would have taken one course at a time?

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