Matt Debenham is a writer, a parent, a teacher, and now he works at a grocery store too.
I usually teach three courses per semester, three credits each. $633 per credit, which comes out to $5700 for a four month term. I am not the primary money person in our family, thank goodness. But the money I earn takes care of all the non-essentials of life: piano lessons, trips, new tires.
Last week, I wrote a post about what professors typically earn at 1,251 colleges across the country, and a few of you who work as adjunct professors noted that your pay is pretty awful in comparison.