Nursing Instructor Salary (United States)

A Nursing Instructor earns an average salary of $54,644 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.
Nursing Instructor Total Pay (?
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$38,583 - $77,810
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,644
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Nursing Instructor Total Pay (?
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$19.85 - $42.36
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,583 - $77,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
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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$39,379 - $81,520  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $42.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
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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$39,379 - $81,520  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 657
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Instructor

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Chicago
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Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Richmond
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Columbus
0%
National Average
$56,000
Charlotte
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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$56,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Nursing Instructor Salaries

Clinical Education
up arrow 2%
National Average
$56,000
Critical Care
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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