Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

The majority of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $85K per year, and the median is $52K per year. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Nursing Instructors.

$40,784 - $70,759
(Median)
$41K
$52K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,565
10%
50%
90%

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$22.54 - $46.15
(Median)
$23
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,784 - $70,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
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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$42,189 - $84,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.54 - $46.15  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
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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$42,189 - $84,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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A lot of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors move on to become Nurse Educators, that group gets paid a slightly higher $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 25%
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