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Lecturer / Speaker Salary

The average Lecturer in the United States earns approximately $47K per year. Compensation ranges from $29K on the lower end to $72K per year on the higher end. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Lecturers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lecturers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,562 - $69,793
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,235
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50%
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 (?
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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,562 - $69,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$29,301 - $71,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $149.67  
   
Overtime
$12.50 - $175.00  
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$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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).
)
$29,301 - $71,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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. Lecturers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Assistant Professors or Senior Lecturers. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Job skills reported by Lecturers are limited. Those who have experience with Teaching, Public Speaking, and Oral / Verbal Communication can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $45K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lecturers make a median salary of $50K. Lecturers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $52K.

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Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 11%

National Average
$48,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 14%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%