Vocational Training Instructor Salary

An average Vocational Training Instructor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $18.59 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Vocational Training Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Male Vocational Training Instructors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,116 - $66,329
$31K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,060
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$11.08 - $30.15
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MEDIAN: $18.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,116 - $66,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,116  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$26,725 - $64,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $30.15  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $42.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$26,725 - $64,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Vocational Training Instructor

A vocational training instructor teaches students how to perform certain jobs or trades. Examples include heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), automotive trades, plumbing, cooking, hairdressing and certain healthcare jobs, among others. The vocational training instructor may be given material to teach from, or they may be responsible for developing the curriculum and lesson plans in a way that matches the goals of the course and institution. Vocational training instructors must teach lessons that are both informative and interesting to students, which includes hands-on demonstrations, visual aids and student evaluations. The instructor must stay up to date with developments in their field to incorporate into lessons. Additionally, they must keep accurate student records and grade students' work in a timely manner.

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Vocational Training Instructor Tasks

  • Make lesson plans and determine best instructional methods for conveying subject matter.
  • Recommend improvements in curriculum and updates to accommodate new technology.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vocational Training Instructor

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


For Vocational Training Instructors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $36K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $48K.

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Key Stats for Vocational Training Instructor

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Vocational Training Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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