$48,669
Avg. Salary
$23.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,040

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $23.20 per hour.

The average pay for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $48,669 per year.

10%
$14.61
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$23.20
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$49.42
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MEDIAN $23.20
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$34k
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MEDIAN $48,669
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$0$74K
Salary $33,736 - $70,249
Bonus $495 - $15,189
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$32,177 - $74,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,410
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.61 - $49.42
Overtime $20.00 - $52.07
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $495 - $15,189
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$32,177 - $74,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 379

Job Description for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

Postsecondary/higher education teachers work in colleges, technical schools, and universities to administer lectures, coursework, homework, tests, and other work to students. They may need to be available outside of class hours to help struggling students, and they may also craft a curriculum and lessons for the class based on local and national standards and those set by the school.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education


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Pay by Experience Level for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

Pay by Experience for an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 267 salaries. An experienced Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 270 salaries. An Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 115 salaries.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education?

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in High Point:
"Rewarding place to work."
Pros: I work with amazing colleagues who actually care about students, care about the quality of their own research or creative work, and who actually care about each other. There are occasionally people who don't fall into that category but for the most part, I feel very much supported by and engaged with faculty all across the campus.
Cons:

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Auburn University:
"Stressful, but rewarding."
Pros: Collaborative faculty
Cons: Lack of communication

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Idaho Falls:
"That there would be very little pay raises."
Do your homework! Find out how much cost of living is--really is...on paper it may say 1 thing but living at a place is very different. Find out how many faculty they lose...for lack of pay.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Aiken:
"Small charming Southern college town."
Pros: Small school size. Close rapport with students. Freedom of speech. Cost of living is comparatively low. Short commute.
Cons: It's a small town, lacking urban amenities and conveniences. It isn't very multi-cultural. Not many outdoor recreation opportunities nearby.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Jacksonville:
Terrible career prospects. No job security and keep bouncing around the country looking for a job. Very low pay for a MS degree.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Chicago:
"How much work was involved with it."
Do the best you can do without stressing out.

Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Macon:
"Honor My Contributions."
Learn as much as you can within the environment and seek opportunities to move on. Do not allow the environment to corrupt or taint your excitement and enthusiasm towards upward mobility. It is easy to get caught in one position going no where quickly.

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Key Stats for Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 281 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$49,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Instructor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲4%

Graphic Design
▲4%

Research Analysis
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Training Program Development
▼2%


Public Speaking
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%