Becoming a Chemistry Instructor via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Western Governors University is a US school (accredited) offering chemistry courses to train individuals to become top-notch chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, chemistry instructors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 20,370 people employed as chemistry teachers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $77,350. Colleges and universities like Western Governors University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Chemistry Instructor Salary Information

Category: Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Total # Employed in the US 20,370
Average Yearly Salary $77,350
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$40,600 $52,320 $68,760 $93,260 $127,770
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.7% 2.7% 2.3% 15.3% 34.6% 44.2%
Chemistry teachers, postsecondary — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alabama - $65,710
Arkansas - $83,870
California - $61,460
Colorado - $89,420
Connecticut - $86,270
Delaware - $67,880
Florida - $81,400
Hawaii - $71,440
Idaho - $71,280
Indiana - $71,970
Kansas - $72,030
Kentucky - $68,920
Louisiana - $73,580
Maine - $61,930
Maryland - $70,880
Massachusetts - $64,210
Michigan - $75,650
Mississippi - $86,010
Missouri - $94,590
Montana - $84,840
Nebraska - $68,030
Nevada - $68,490
New Hampshire - $61,530
New Jersey - $54,480
New Mexico - $66,260
North Carolina - $80,740
North Dakota - $79,500
Ohio - $66,000
Oklahoma - $92,920
Oregon - $76,070
Pennsylvania - $56,440
South Carolina - $72,530
Tennessee - $90,520
Utah - $76,770
Virginia - $86,280
Washington - $61,860
West Virginia - $61,570
Wisconsin - $58,870
Wyoming - $84,060
Guam - $81,100
Puerto Rico - $59,570


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