With a little over a half of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors is $57K annually and can range from $41K on the lower end to $103K per year near the higher end. The majority of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half.

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National Salary Data (?
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$36,151 - $99,990  
   
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$41,401 - $103,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$23.50 - $51.51  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
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$41,401 - $103,123  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary

  • 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 / Teacher, Postsecondary


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Many Postsecondary Nursing Instructors advance into a slightly higher-paying Nurse Educator position. Average compensation for Nurse Educators is $68K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Postsecondary Nursing Instructors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Postsecondary Nursing Instructors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $59K.

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Key Stats for Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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