Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Over one-half of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $88K per year, but median earnings come to around $51K annually. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,425 - $75,643
(Median)
$40K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,217
10%
50%
90%

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$22.59 - $45.96
(Median)
$23
$34
$46
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,425 - $75,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.13  
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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$42,291 - $88,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.59 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.13  
   
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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$42,291 - $88,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary

  • 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 / Teacher, Postsecondary


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Many Postsecondary Nursing Instructors move into Nurse Educator roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $67K per year.

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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.


For many Postsecondary Nursing Instructors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $52K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $55K on average. Postsecondary Nursing Instructors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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