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Instructor, Engineering Salary

More than half of Engineering Instructors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $42K to $104K per year, and the average comes out to $60K annually. For the most part, Engineering Instructors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Engineering Instructors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,783 - $99,338
(Median)
$44K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,469
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$17.40 - $68.24
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$68
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,783 - $99,338  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,628  
Total Pay (?
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$41,924 - $103,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Hourly Rate
$17.40 - $68.24  
   
Overtime
$31.00 - $56.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,628  
   
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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$41,924 - $103,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD. Aptitude in Engineering Design tends to also indicate an understanding of Microsoft Office.

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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $59K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Engineering Instructors make a median salary of $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $71K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 24%