Lecturer / Speaker Salary

For Lecturers, yearly average wages total $48K annually. Compensation ranges from $30K on the lower end to $83K per year on the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lecturers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$29,996 - $74,012
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,452
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.26 - $248.32
(Median)
$12
$40
$250
MEDIAN: $40
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,996 - $74,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,594  
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).
)
$29,957 - $82,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 629
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $248.32  
   
Overtime
$49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,594  
   
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).
)
$29,957 - $82,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


While Lecturers do not often become Associate Professors, the job pays $69K per year on average. Assistant Professors or Senior Lecturers are common next-step roles for Lecturers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Assistant Professors is $8K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Senior Lecturers.

Lecturer / Speaker Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Lecturer / Speaker


Those at University of Washington (UW) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $64K.


Survey takers who work as Lecturers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Teaching, Curriculum Planning, and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Public Speaking, Curriculum Planning, and Teaching.

Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer / Speaker

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


For Lecturers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $46K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. 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 $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,174

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

For Lecturers, busy Miami offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Lecturers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like College Park (+22 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dayton (8 percent lower) and Houston (3 percent lower).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries


National Average
$49,000

Teaching
up arrow 7%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 8%

Public Speaking
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 15%
ADVERTISEMENT