Approximately one-half of Educators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $27K to $78K per year, and the average comes out to $50K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Educators survey respondents are women (78 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Educators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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|Bonus||$100.67 - $12,416|
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|$26,805 - $78,285|
|Hourly Rate||$10.10 - $29.96|
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Job Description for Educator
Educator is a general description that applies to many different professionals; some common types of educators include Pre-K teachers, elementary, middle, and high school teachers, and postsecondary instructors. However, educators can work in many different fields from schools to hospitals to colleges. Generally, though, educators have a proven knowledge of a field and help others to gain knowledge in their area of knowledgeRead More...
Depending on their role, educators may need different levels of qualifications. They may need to have a bachelor's or master's degree in the field in which they wish to educate. There are also many different state laws that govern the different types of educators, meaning many educators must pass state-approved tests. If an individual is going to work in a technical field, they may need to go to a technical school and learn a trade before teaching.
Many educators work during regular business hours. They may not work as an educator during the summer, although many educators work different hours or throughout the year. Educators must maintain continuing education in their field and have great communication skills. They also must be well organized and well versed in many learning styles and techniques.
- Teach several subjects or a single class to K-12 or vocational schools.
- Monitor, set, and assess students' progress and goals.
- Develop academic curriculums.
Common Career Paths for Educator
Educators who advance into the role of an Executive Director are fairly uncommon. Executive Directors on average earn $75K per year. A lot of Educators advance their careers by becoming Elementary School Teachers and High School Teachers. However, those positions offer $5K less and $1K less per year on average.
Pay by Experience Level for Educator
Pay by Experience for an Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 188 salaries. An Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 119 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Educators, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Educators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+38 percent), Miami (+31 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, San Diego Educators have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City (20 percent lower).
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