With more than 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 $56K annually and can range from $43K on the lower end to $102K per year near the higher end. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,549 - $97,871
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MEDIAN: $55,982
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$23.83 - $51.06
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$24
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$51
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$42,952 - $102,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Hourly Rate
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Overtime
$75.00  
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$42,952 - $102,099  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 $68K on average.

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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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $63K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. Postsecondary Nursing Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $58K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Instructor / Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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