Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Just under three-fifths of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $32K to $76K per year, and the average comes out to $46K annually. For the most part, Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers (60 percent) who took the survey are men. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,083 - $73,056
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,161
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$15.81 - $37.38
(Median)
$16
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,083 - $73,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$31,871 - $75,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $37.38  
   
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 - $2,980  
   
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).
)
$31,871 - $75,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers make a median salary of $52K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 27%
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