Nursing Instructor Salary

Women comprise the majority of Nursing Instructors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $59K per year on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $42K and $84K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,907 - $78,908
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,687
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90%

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$20.19 - $46.92
(Median)
$20
$30
$47
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,907 - $78,908  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
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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$41,559 - $84,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 630
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.19 - $46.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.40  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,049  
   
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).
)
$41,559 - $84,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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.

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Nursing Instructor Tasks

  • Provide lessons, assign homework and administer tests.
  • Supervise clinical and laboratory based training and work.
  • Develop nursing curriculums, educate and lead lectures on patient care to new and experienced nurses.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Instructor


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For Nursing Instructors, progressing to a Family Nurse Practitioner role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Family Nurse Practitioner can earn $81K annually. Nursing Instructors most often advance into Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Assistant Professor positions even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Nursing Instructors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Masters degree, Clinical Education, Clinical Supervision, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Critical Care and Clinical Supervision. Those with knowledge of Clinical Education tend to be skilled in Masters degree as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Instructor

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


Nursing Instructors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Nursing Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor Salaries


Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Instructor Salaries

Masters degree
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 12%

Critical Care
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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