Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

The majority of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors in the United States — over one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $88K per year, and the median is $51K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs.

$40,425 - $75,643
(Median)
$40K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,217
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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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Moving into a Nurse Educator position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $67K annually.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $55K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $52K. Postsecondary Nursing Instructors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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