Instructor, Engineering Salary
Engineering Instructors in the United States can expect wages of $58K per year on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Engineering Instructors who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $60K. For Engineering Instructors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $81K on average.
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