Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary

The average pay for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $45,426 per year. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$25,640 - $65,301
(Median)
$26K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,426
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$13.97 - $44.38
(Median)
$14
$22
$44
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,640 - $65,301  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,973  
Profit Sharing
$5,012  
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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$27,597 - $68,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$270$540$810
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $44.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.88  
Overtime
$-0.50 - $804  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$600K$1.2M$1.8M
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,012  
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).
)
$27,597 - $68,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

Postsecondary/higher education teachers work in colleges, technical schools, and universities to administer lectures, coursework, homework, tests, and other work to students. They may need to be available outside of class hours to help struggling students, and they may also craft a curriculum and lessons for the class based on local and national standards and those set by the school.

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Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks

  • Advise and assists students with office hours.
  • Design, administer and grade examinations and other assessments.
  • Prepare undergraduate and graduate level lectures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

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

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Jacksonville:
Terrible career prospects. No job security and keep bouncing around the country looking for a job. Very low pay for a MS degree.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Boulder:
"Go into real estate."
If you plan on teaching make sure you have the opportunity to advance in salary and there are positions in your field.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Macon:
"Honor My Contributions."
Learn as much as you can within the environment and seek opportunities to move on. Do not allow the environment to corrupt or taint your excitement and enthusiasm towards upward mobility. It is easy to get caught in one position going no where quickly.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 9%

National Average
$46,000

Teaching
up arrow 5%

Public Speaking
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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