The average pay for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $46,660 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$28,569 - $68,434
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,660
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$14.79 - $44.55
(Median)
$15
$22
$45
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,569 - $68,434  
   
Bonus
$800 - $8,139  
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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$29,325 - $71,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 533
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $44.55  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$800 - $8,139  
   
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).
)
$29,325 - $71,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Training Program Development
up arrow 6%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Teaching
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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