Vocational Training Instructor Salary

Those pursuing careers as Vocational Training Instructors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Earnings sit near $23K on the lower side but can approach $61K per year on the higher side. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. Men make up a slight majority of Vocational Training Instructors (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,674 - $60,825
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,910
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$9.84 - $25.98
(Median)
$9
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,674 - $60,825  
   
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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$22,867 - $60,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $25.98  
   
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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$22,867 - $60,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $34K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $37K. Vocational Training Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Vocational Training Instructor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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 4%

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
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 32%
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