Instructor, Engineering Salary

With close to one-half of Engineering Instructors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Engineering Instructors is $60K per year and can range from $40K on the lower end to $103K per year near the higher end. Most Engineering Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. While somewhere between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most Engineering Instructors survey respondents are men (78 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,006 - $100,040
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,300
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$15.00 - $66.19
(Median)
$15
$30
$66
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,006 - $100,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,019  
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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$40,050 - $103,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $66.19  
   
Overtime
$9.83 - $55.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,019  
   
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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$40,050 - $103,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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Survey results show that Engineering Instructors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office is a skill commonly found among those who know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $58K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. Engineering Instructors see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $72K.

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Experience Affects Instructor, Engineering Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Engineering Salaries


Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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