Lecturer / Speaker Salary

Lecturers in the United States pull down an average of $50K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the company and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Lecturers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,983 - $79,385
$31K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,355
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$16.14 - $252.25
$16
$59
$250
MEDIAN: $58.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$30,983 - $79,385  
   
Bonus
$123.65 - $24,240  
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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$31,523 - $99,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$16.14 - $252.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$40.00  
Overtime
$151.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$123.65 - $24,240  
   
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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$31,523 - $99,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Lecturer / Speaker

Being a lecturer/speaker means more than just talking. A lecturer/speaker has a responsibility to his or her student, as any professor would, as well as to his or her fellow instructors. Lecturers/speakers will spend a considerable amount of their time teaching students and building curricula. In addition to these tasks, they will need to develop course materials, attend faculty meetings, and generally test and evaluate students as needed. Once lecturers/speakers become more experienced at their work, they will have to help new instructors by showing them how to be successful and by demonstrating their responsibilities firsthand. If a student should ever need help, a lecturer/speaker must be available by having office hours so that students can reach him or her.

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Lecturer / Speaker Tasks

  • Lead oral presentations of a given subject to a group or class.
  • Provide follow-up answers to the audience supported by research.
  • Research relevant subjects and design lectures around them.

Common Career Paths for Lecturer / Speaker


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There are some Lecturers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Associate Professors, where earnings are an average $69K annually. It is quite typical for Lecturers to transition into roles as Assistant Professors or Senior Lecturers, where reported median earnings are $6K and $7K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lecturer / Speaker


University of Washington (UW) offers the largest salaries in town — $64K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer / Speaker

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $50K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $49K. For Lecturers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,710

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Lecturers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Lecturers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+28 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), New York (+25 percent), and College Park (+16 percent). Dayton is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Employers in Seattle and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Lecturer / Speaker

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Public Speaking
▲30%

National Average
$52,000


▼12%

Curriculum Planning
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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