Instructor, Engineering Salary

With half of Engineering Instructors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $40K to $104K per year and averages out to $60K annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Engineering Instructors is high. 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 figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,006 - $100,040

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$16.48 - $63.89

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,006 - $100,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,019  
Total Pay (?
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$40,103 - $103,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $63.89  
   
Overtime
$9.83 - $55.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,019  
   
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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$40,103 - $103,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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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Engineering Instructors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 and Microsoft Word. Many workers who know Engineering Design also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering

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


Engineering Instructors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $59K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $61K. For Engineering Instructors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $72K.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries


National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
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
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 24%
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