Most Nursing Instructors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $60K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,956 - $80,714
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MEDIAN: $60,373
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$22.48 - $50.30
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MEDIAN: $35.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,956 - $80,714  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$45,258 - $90,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$22.48 - $50.30  
   
Overtime
$33.72 - $67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,067  
   
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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$45,258 - $90,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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

  • 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


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As Nursing Instructors transition into upper-level roles such as Family Nurse Practitioner, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Family Nurse Practitioners earn $82K on average per year. A Nurse Educator role is the most common promotion for Nursing Instructors moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $68K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Nursing Instructors is a Postsecondary Nursing Instructor position, where earnings are usually $52K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Instructor

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


For Nursing Instructors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Nursing Instructors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Nursing Instructors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Key Stats for Nursing Instructor

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Instructor Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 21%

medical surgical
up arrow 17%

National Average
$62,000


Nursing
up arrow 4%

Masters degree
up arrow 5%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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