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Instructor, Engineering Salary

Engineering Instructors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Engineering Instructors. Pay fluctuates from $42K to $103K per year, but expected earnings average $60K per year. The vast majority of Engineering Instructors (80 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Engineering Instructors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While close to one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$44,109 - $99,436
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60K
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99K
MEDIAN: $59,862
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$17.31 - $50.34
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$44,109 - $99,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,476  
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$41,756 - $102,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$30.46 - $56.97  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,476  
   
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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$41,756 - $102,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Popular Skills for Instructor, Engineering


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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering

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


For Engineering Instructors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $57K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $60K. On average, Engineering Instructors make $67K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Engineering Instructor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $73K.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%