I work at a formerly-community-college-but-we-can't-be-that-any-more-because-we-offer-a-4-year-degree in Florida. I also teach a course or two per term as an adjunct. Adjunct pay for *all* courses in *any* department is just under $700 per credit. Most classes are 3 credits, so for your $2100 per term you are expected to be in the classroom for 3 hours per week and have 2 hours of office hours - either online (via big blue button, our course management system, or some other virtual meeting software), a scheduled time you can be reached by phone, or in a lab or library area. So the average hourly pay rate (assuming no students show up during your office hours - and they typically dont - and you use that time for your grading, etc - is about $25/hr. If you were working 40 hours per week, you'd have about $50k per year to pay taxes on, etc. from a job like that. The problem is lack of hours, and lack of benefits. Which is why a lot of A&P (admin and professional) folks here teach a class or two as adjuncts.