Vocational Training Instructors in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Men working as Vocational Training Instructors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. The majority of Vocational Training Instructors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,932 - $62,021
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,933
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$10.86 - $31.41
(Median)
$11
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,932 - $62,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
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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$26,580 - $64,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $31.41  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
   
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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$26,580 - $64,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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

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

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $40K. Vocational Training Instructors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. As Vocational Training Instructors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $47K.

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Experience Affects Vocational Training Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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