Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

With a little more than half of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers is $46K per year and can range from $32K on the lower end to $76K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. Although the greater part have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,151 - $72,692
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $45,889
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$15.55 - $37.58
(Median)
$16
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,151 - $72,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
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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$31,793 - $75,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $37.58  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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).
)
$31,793 - $75,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary

  • Evaluate students' progress and offer feedback.
  • Develop curriculum.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance exams to measure progress and training effectiveness.
  • Instruct postsecondary students in vocational training in industrial, commercial, and government sectors that may include industrial machine, equipment, or transportation operation.
  • Supervise and mentor student projects and field placements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary

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


For Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $44K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Postsecondary Vocational Education Teacher with more than 20 years of experience can earn $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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