Driving Instructor Salary

For Driving Instructors, hourly average wages total $14.90 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Driving Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Driving Instructors making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to one-fifth, and roughly a seventh earn vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,183 - $59,071
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$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,606
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$10.58 - $21.00
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$0$59K
Salary $25,183 - $59,071
Bonus $100.67 - $2,384
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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$22,682 - $50,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.58 - $21.00
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $14.81 - $37.19
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $100.67 - $2,384
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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$22,682 - $50,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218

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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

  • Develop training materials and instruction modules designed to adequately prepare new drivers for real-life driving situations.
  • Create an evaluation rubric and utilize it to fairly and accurately assess driver skills
  • Instruct, mentor, & tutor new drivers in the classroom and on the road.

Driving Instructor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Driving Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Driving Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Driving Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Driving Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Driving Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 66 salaries. A Driving Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 35 salaries.

Driving Instructor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Driving Instructor?

Driving Instructor in Pasadena:
Pros: Meeting new people and talking about life.
Cons: Long hours sitting.

Driving Instructor in Modesto:
"California driving instructor."
Pros: Variety of travel. Interesting people. Independent working environment. 1-1 teaching. Problem solving. Adaptation to unexpected license. Great management proactive. Proper vehicle safety measures /maintenance.
Cons: Pay could be better as it is semi hazardous. Easier access to continuing education or ce credit.

Driving Instructor in Napa:
"Be very nice and patient."
Make your job fun, be nice and patient and encourage your students to keep trying. If they don't get it, show them different ways like some people learn by a simple drawing, or maybe they need to physically see you do it first. Always be aware of the other cars around you. Be ready for all ages, personalities , even ones that don't speak English , I find that very challenging, but I still get the point across and my students love me and I am the most requested instructor in town. I'm wanting to maybe work for DMV examiner for the benefits, sitting in a car for 40 hrs a week can put a lot of stress on your back and legs.

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Key Stats for Driving Instructor

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Driving Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 75%
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