Instructor, Engineering Salary
Engineering Instructors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $96K per year, median earnings come to $56K per year. Job satisfaction for Engineering Instructors is high. Some workers in this field — about one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Engineering Instructors who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$33,772 - $100,671|
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|$32,966 - $96,494|
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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.Read More...
To be an engineering instructor, one must have a minimum of a master’s degree, and preferably a doctorate, in engineering. Teaching experience is preferred but not necessary to become an engineering instructor. Experience as a practicing engineer is also preferred but not necessary. Engineering instructors must have a command of the language, demonstrating clear verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively convey content to students. They must also be comfortable with modifying their teaching methods and styles in order to instruct a diverse student body.
In addition to working at a college or university, engineering instructors can be expected to work from home some of the time. They may be expected to run online courses. Sometimes engineering instructors are expected to work at multiple campuses or institutions. An engineering instructor may be required to serve as a student advisor or mentor.
Instructor, Engineering Tasks
- 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.
- Schedule and maintain weekly office hours per college policy for the educational development and advising of students.
- Prepare, give, and grade tests and homework and deliver grades to the registrar.
- Prepare classroom presentations and hand-outs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering
Pay by Experience for an Instructor, Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructor, Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructor, Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Instructor, Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 25 salaries. An Instructor, Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 13 salaries.
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