Lecturer / Speaker Salary

Lecturers in the United States pull down an average of $48K annually. Earnings generally vary between $29K and $73K per year. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Lecturers (54 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,614 - $70,856
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,689
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90%

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$9.79 - $149.67
(Median)
$9
$28
$150
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,614 - $70,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
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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$29,361 - $73,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $149.67  
   
Overtime
$10.17 - $291.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,835  
   
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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$29,361 - $73,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Lecturer / Speaker


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Lecturers who go on to become Associate Professors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Associate Professors is $68K annually. It is quite typical for Lecturers to transition into roles as Assistant Professors or Senior Lecturers, where reported median earnings are $9K and $10K higher per year.

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Lecturers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Curriculum Planning, Teaching, Public Speaking, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication, Public Speaking, and Teaching.

Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer / Speaker

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


Lecturers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $46K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $46K. Lecturers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $54K.

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Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%


Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 5%

Teaching
up arrow 6%

Public Speaking
up arrow 12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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