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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 $38K per year. Compensation ranges between $23K and $62K per year. Although nearly one-third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. Men make up a slight majority of Vocational Training Instructors (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Vocational Training Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,361 - $60,628
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,111
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$9.99 - $30.00
(Median)
$10
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,361 - $60,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$23,222 - $61,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$23,222 - $61,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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. During the first five years of their careers, Vocational Training Instructors see a median income of $34K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Vocational Training Instructors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

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Experience Affects Vocational Training Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 34%
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