Instructor, Engineering Salary

Engineering Instructors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Engineering Instructors. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $104K per year, but expected earnings average $60K 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 larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,899 - $99,965
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,788
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$16.48 - $51.95
(Median)
$16
$30
$52
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,899 - $99,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,732  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,942 - $103,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $51.95  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$38,942 - $103,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering

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


Engineering Instructors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $56K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $61K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Engineering Instructors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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