Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $77K per year, median earnings come to $49K per year. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,235 - $77,827
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,434
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90%

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$12.37 - $37.53
(Median)
$12
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,235 - $77,827  
   
Bonus
$0.00  
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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$33,121 - $77,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $37.53  
   
Overtime
$53.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00  
   
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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$33,121 - $77,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $46K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $45K. Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. For some reason, Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $52K.

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Experience Affects Vocational Education Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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