An average Engineering Instructor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. Most Engineering Instructors survey respondents are men (71 percent). Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,619 - $96,094
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,142
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$12.26 - $210.42
(Median)
$12
$35
$210
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,619 - $96,094  
   
Bonus
$5,900  
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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$33,499 - $99,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $210.42  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$5,900  
   
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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$33,499 - $99,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Engineering Instructors. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. Engineering Instructors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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