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Lecturer / Speaker Salary

Earnings for Lecturers in the United States come in at around $47K per year on average. Pay generally varies between $29K and $72K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. 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 53 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,392 - $70,161
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,295
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90%

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$9.79 - $149.67
(Median)
$9
$26
$150
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,392 - $70,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$29,123 - $72,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 558
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 (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
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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$29,123 - $72,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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. The most common next step for a Lecturer is to become an Assistant Professor or a Senior Lecturer. The former position pays an additional $9K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Lecturers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Teaching, Public Speaking, and Oral / Verbal Communication can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer / Speaker

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $45K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Lecturers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $53K.

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Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%
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