$42,852
Avg. Salary
$15.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$450

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

$265

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Driving Instructor is $15.01 per hour.

The average pay for a Driving Instructor is $42,852 per year.

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$10.69
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$15.01
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$21.11
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$24k
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$62k
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MEDIAN $42,852
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MEDIAN: $42,852
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$0$61K
Salary $24,088 - $61,964
Bonus $51.28 - $2,379
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $265
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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$22,772 - $50,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $21.11
Hourly Tips $1.02
Overtime $14.81 - $36.30
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $51.28 - $2,379
Commission $265
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$22,772 - $50,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 383

Job Description for Driving Instructor

Driving instructors train people of different skill levels on how to correctly and safely operate vehicles. Instructors mainly work in vehicles with people who are either earning their license for the first time or those who have decided to make a career out of commercial driving (such as commercial truck drivers). Driving instructors cover a wide range of topics, including driver safety, traffic laws, and defensive driving tactics.

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Driving Instructor Tasks
  • Develop training materials and instruction modules designed to adequately prepare new drivers for real-life driving situations.
  • Create an evaluation rubric and utilize it to fairly and accurately assess driver skills.
  • Instruct, mentor, & tutor new drivers in the classroom and on the road.

Driving Instructor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Driving Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Driving Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Driving Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Driving Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Driving Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 66 salaries. A Driving Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 35 salaries.

Driving Instructor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Driving Instructor?

Driving Instructor in Rancho Cucamonga:
"I like the area."
Pros: Rancho Cucamonga is clean and always buzzing with commuters and shoppers. It's a safe city to be in and I love conducting my lessons there.
Cons: Sometimes the traffic can be a little overwhelming for my students, but I always get them through it.

Driving Instructor in Pasadena:
Pros: Meeting new people and talking about life.
Cons: Long hours sitting.

Driving Instructor in Modesto:
"California driving instructor."
Pros: Variety of travel. Interesting people. Independent working environment. 1-1 teaching. Problem solving. Adaptation to unexpected license. Great management proactive. Proper vehicle safety measures /maintenance.
Cons: Pay could be better as it is semi hazardous. Easier access to continuing education or ce credit.

Driving Instructor in Napa:
"Be very nice and patient."
Make your job fun, be nice and patient and encourage your students to keep trying. If they don't get it, show them different ways like some people learn by a simple drawing, or maybe they need to physically see you do it first. Always be aware of the other cars around you. Be ready for all ages, personalities , even ones that don't speak English , I find that very challenging, but I still get the point across and my students love me and I am the most requested instructor in town. I'm wanting to maybe work for DMV examiner for the benefits, sitting in a car for 40 hrs a week can put a lot of stress on your back and legs.

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Key Stats for Driving Instructor

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Driving Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 73%