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Vocational Training Instructor Salary

Vocational Training Instructors in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $38K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $22K, and the higher rates verge on $60K per year. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and approximately one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Vocational Training Instructors is high. Women Vocational Training Instructors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,270 - $59,936
(Median)
28K
38K
48K
60K
MEDIAN: $37,870
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$9.98 - $28.83
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,270 - $59,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$22,496 - $60,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$22,496 - $60,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


For Vocational Training Instructors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Vocational Training Instructors make a median salary of $41K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Experience Affects Vocational Training Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 36%