Pay for Vocational Training Instructors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $42K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Vocational Training Instructors (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Vocational Training Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,652 - $63,050
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MEDIAN: $42,272
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$11.12 - $31.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,652 - $63,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
Total Pay (?
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$26,876 - $64,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $31.06  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $42.71  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,876 - $64,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Vocational Training Instructors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Vocational Training Instructors bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $47K on average.

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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 21 votes.
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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
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 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: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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