Lecturer / Speaker Salary

An average Lecturer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $29K, and the top verges on $74K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,663 - $71,290

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$9.81 - $149.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,663 - $71,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,787  
Total Pay (?
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$29,440 - $73,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 581
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Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $149.33  
   
Overtime
$10.17 - $291.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,787  
   
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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$29,440 - $73,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Survey takers who work as Lecturers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Curriculum Planning, Teaching, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Public Speaking, Teaching, and Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer / Speaker

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


Lecturers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $46K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $54K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 5%

Teaching
up arrow 6%

Public Speaking
up arrow 12%

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
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
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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