The average pay for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $42,707 per year.
Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$23,953 - $62,923
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MEDIAN: $42,706
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Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Total Pay (?
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$13.49 - $57.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,953 - $62,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $5,800  
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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$24,674 - $74,486  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 852
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $57.61  
   
Overtime
$4.50 - $101.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $5,800  
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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$24,674 - $74,486  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 852
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Job Description for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
  • Advise and assists students with office hours.
  • Design, administer and grade examinations and other assessments.
  • Prepare undergraduate and graduate level lectures.
Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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