Nursing Instructor Salary
|Salary||$44,618 - $80,599|
|Total Pay (||$45,196 - $91,554|
|Hourly Rate||$23.97 - $50.71|
|Overtime||$29.36 - $66.54|
|Total Pay (||$45,196 - $91,554|
Job Description for Nursing Instructor
Nursing instructors perform a variety of tasks related to instructing nursing students. They are in charge of teaching assigned classes and developing coursework needed to instruct students in the program. They also support their organization's director and the coordinator of the teaching faculty in organizing the nursing instruction program and implementing the program's standards. Nursing instructors must also stay up to date on their medical education so they can properly instruct their students in the most up-to-date methods and standards. Additionally, the nursing instructor must support the director and coordinator of the teaching faculty in the recruitment of staff and other faculty members.Read More...
This job is normally performed in a classroom setting, although these instructors also work in an office to grade assignments, prepare lessons, and meet with students. This is generally a full-time position, but it may also be part time.
Nursing instructors must have a current nursing license. They are also generally required to have at least a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school. On top of this, the nursing instructor generally needs a minimum of three years' experience as a registered or licensed vocational nurse. A nursing instructor must posses strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational and time management skills.
Nursing Instructor Tasks
- Develop nursing curriculums, educate and lead lectures on patient care to new and experienced nurses.
- Supervise clinical and laboratory based training and work.
- Provide lessons, assign homework and administer tests.
Common Career Paths for Nursing Instructor
Nursing Instructors who go on to become Family Nurse Practitioners may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Family Nurse Practitioners is $82K annually. Given that the median pay is $58K, it may be surprising to find that an Assistant Professor is the most common role for Nursing Instructors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Nurse Educator role — which pays $69K — is also typical for Nursing Instructors, though less common by comparison.
Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Instructor
Pay by Experience for a Nursing Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursing Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursing Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Nursing Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 148 salaries. A Nursing Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 128 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Nursing Instructors in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Nursing Instructors will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+25 percent), San Antonio (+20 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Cleveland and 2 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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