Vocational Training Instructor Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Vocational Training Instructors in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $23K, and the top verges on $62K per year. Male Vocational Training Instructors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a little more than half receive dental plans. Most Vocational Training Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,721 - $60,725
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,662
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$9.87 - $30.77
(Median)
$9
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,721 - $60,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$22,977 - $62,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $30.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$22,977 - $62,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Vocational Training Instructor

  • 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $34K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $37K. Vocational Training Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Vocational Training Instructors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $49K.

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Experience Affects Vocational Training Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 32%
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