Average Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary

$49,914
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,957
Bonus
$1,500
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The average salary for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $49,914.
10%
$37k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$72k
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What Do Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations Do?

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Prepare undergraduate and graduate level lectures.
  • Design, administer and grade examinations and other assessments.
  • Advise and assists students with office hours.

Job Satisfaction for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

3.9 out of 5
(256)
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The top respondents for the job title Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education are from the companies Western Governors University (WGU), Keiser University and Education Corporation of America. Reported salaries are highest at Western Governors University (WGU) where the average pay is $62,657. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Keiser University and Central Georgia Technical College, earning around $55,000 and $51,097, respectively. Western Washington University pays the lowest at around $36,000. Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and Education Corporation of America also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,454 and $38,974, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations?

Skills in Curriculum Planning, Course Design, Training Program Development and Online Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Educations?

An entry-level Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,581 based on 40 salaries. An early career Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,286 based on 483 salaries. A mid-career Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,524 based on 411 salaries. An experienced Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,380 based on 469 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,443.
Employees with Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.8% more) and Houston, Texas (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (5.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,684 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
28.7%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
16.7%