Instructor, Engineering Salary
Engineering Instructors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Engineering Instructors. Salaries average out to around $56K per year and spread from $31K to $111K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Male Engineering Instructors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Instructor, Engineering
An engineering instructor works in a post secondary institution, instructing students in the principles of engineering. An engineering instructor is responsible for planning courses in engineering, including deciding course content, choosing materials, preparing and delivering lectures, giving assignments, and preparing tests and evaluations. Students are evaluated by the engineering instructor. Engineering instructors must also track attendance, participation, and grades of their students. Office hours may be required for engineering instructors. During office hours, engineering instructors will meet with students one on one to provide further insight on course content or to discuss student progress, evaluations, and grades. Engineering instructors may be expected to conduct academic research in their chosen field.Read More...
To be an engineering instructor, one must have a minimum of a master’s degree, and preferably a doctorate, in engineering. Teaching experience is preferred but not necessary to become an engineering instructor. Experience as a practicing engineer is also preferred but not necessary. Engineering instructors must have a command of the language, demonstrating clear verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively convey content to students. They must also be comfortable with modifying their teaching methods and styles in order to instruct a diverse student body.
In addition to working at a college or university, engineering instructors can be expected to work from home some of the time. They may be expected to run online courses. Sometimes engineering instructors are expected to work at multiple campuses or institutions. An engineering instructor may be required to serve as a student advisor or mentor. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Instructor, Engineering Tasks
- Become familiar with and initiate orders for the assigned textbook(s) and prepare a syllabus for each course.
- Provide copies of schedules to the appropriate Division Chair.
- Schedule and maintain weekly office hours per college policy for the educational development and advising of students.
- Prepare, give, and grade tests and homework and deliver grades to the registrar.
- Prepare classroom presentations and hand-outs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Engineering
Pay by Experience for an Instructor, Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructor, Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructor, Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Instructor, Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 25 salaries. An Instructor, Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 13 salaries.
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