Driving Instructor Salary (United States)

Annual compensation for Driving Instructors is typically heavily supplemented by bonuses and commissions and totals around $30,928 (including $39,000 from bonuses and commissions). Compensation ranges from $9.96 per hour on the low end to $20.46 on the high end. In this profession, about one-fourth individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and about one-fifth have vision insurance, as well. Male Driving Instructors are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Driving Instructors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Driving Instructor Salary (?
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$19,883 - $60,832
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MEDIAN: $38,716
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Driving Instructor Salary (?
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$9.96 - $20.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,883 - $60,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,879 - $47,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $20.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,879 - $47,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Job Description for Driving Instructor

Driving instructors train people of different skill levels on how to correctly and safely operate vehicles. Instructors mainly work in vehicles with people who are either earning their license for the first time or those who have decided to make a career out of commercial driving (such as commercial truck drivers). Driving instructors cover a wide range of topics, including driver safety, traffic laws, and defensive driving tactics.
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Driving Instructor Tasks
  • Instruct, mentor, & tutor new drivers in the classroom and on the road.
  • Create an evaluation rubric and utilize it to fairly and accurately assess driver skills
  • Develop training materials and instruction modules designed to adequately prepare new drivers for real-life driving situations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Driving Instructor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Driving Instructors with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Early in their career, Driving Instructors do not see a dramatic shift in salary; typically starting at $29K, pay reaches $33K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $38K after one to two decades. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Driving Instructors after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.
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Experience Affects Driving Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 75%