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HI all, I'm catching up on some really old posts. This is a quote from a post about adjunct university/college teaching as a way to earn extra $$$$

$2500-3000/class would be closer to the going rate.

I wouldn't be so sure of that. I'm a PhD student & I'm earning about $4350/quarter net (ten week quarter vs. a 16-week semester.) And I'm NOT in the sciences -- the science grad students make about 30-40% more. I live in an extremely high cost area but make only about $100-150/month than a PhD candidate friend of mine in a cheaper COL area. (His rent is like half of mine -- $550 vs. $1265.)

I really think that an adjunct faculty member w/ a PhD would earn a bit more. An adjunct faculty member with a Master's would probably earn a bit less. This depends a lot by institution, but, for the most part, institutions are nationally competitive -- meaning there's not that much regional difference. The biggest salary differences will be between differing disciplines -- the humanities vs. the sciences vs. business programs, etc. AND the type of institution -- community college vs. 4 yr. liberal arts vs. private institution vs. public instituion.

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