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Instructor, Engineering Salary

Engineering Instructors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Engineering Instructors. Salaries average out to around $61K per year and spread from $40K to $104K per year. Male Engineering Instructors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Engineering Instructors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,430 - $100,071
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,548
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$15.00 - $66.19
(Median)
$15
$30
$66
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,430 - $100,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,477  
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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$40,194 - $104,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $66.19  
   
Overtime
$31.00 - $56.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,477  
   
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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$40,194 - $104,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Instructor, Engineering

An engineering instructor works in a post secondary institution, instructing students in the principles of engineering. An engineering instructor is responsible for planning courses in engineering, including deciding course content, choosing materials, preparing and delivering lectures, giving assignments, and preparing tests and evaluations. Students are evaluated by the engineering instructor. Engineering instructors must also track attendance, participation, and grades of their students. Office hours may be required for engineering instructors. During office hours, engineering instructors will meet with students one on one to provide further insight on course content or to discuss student progress, evaluations, and grades. Engineering instructors may be expected to conduct academic research in their chosen field.

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Instructor, Engineering Tasks

  • Prepare, give, and grade tests and homework and deliver grades to the registrar.
  • Prepare classroom presentations and hand-outs.
  • Schedule and maintain weekly office hours per college policy for the educational development and advising of students.
  • Become familiar with and initiate orders for the assigned textbook(s) and prepare a syllabus for each course.
  • Provide copies of schedules to the appropriate Division Chair.

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Survey results imply that Engineering Instructors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD. It is not unusual for someone who knows Engineering Design to be familiar with Microsoft Office as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Engineering Instructors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $60K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $58K. Engineering Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $71K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries


Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 24%
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