Lecturer / Speaker Salary

Median pay for Lecturers in the United States is around $51K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Women make up a slight majority of Lecturers (57 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lecturers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,093 - $80,964
$31K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,620
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$20.20 - $486.76
$20
$74
$490
MEDIAN: $74.03
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$0$117K
Salary $31,093 - $80,964
Bonus $120.00 - $100,000
Total Pay (?
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$32,350 - $117,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 442
Hourly Data $0$486
Hourly Rate $20.20 - $486.76
Hourly Tips $40.00
Overtime $70.00
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $120.00 - $100,000
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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$32,350 - $117,110
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Lecturer / Speaker

Being a lecturer/speaker means more than just talking. A lecturer/speaker has a responsibility to his or her student, as any professor would, as well as to his or her fellow instructors. Lecturers/speakers will spend a considerable amount of their time teaching students and building curricula. In addition to these tasks, they will need to develop course materials, attend faculty meetings, and generally test and evaluate students as needed. Once lecturers/speakers become more experienced at their work, they will have to help new instructors by showing them how to be successful and by demonstrating their responsibilities firsthand. If a student should ever need help, a lecturer/speaker must be available by having office hours so that students can reach him or her.

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Lecturer / Speaker Tasks

  • Lead oral presentations of a given subject to a group or class.
  • Provide follow-up answers to the audience supported by research.
  • Research relevant subjects and design lectures around them.

Common Career Paths for Lecturer / Speaker


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Lecturers sometimes assume positions such as Associate Professors. That role pays $69K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Lecturer often leads to becoming an Assistant Professor or a Senior Lecturer; median salaries in these positions are $6K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

Lecturer / Speaker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Lecturer / Speaker


University of Washington (UW) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $64K.

Pay by Experience Level for Lecturer / Speaker

Pay by Experience for a Lecturer / Speaker has a positive trend. An entry-level Lecturer / Speaker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 213 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lecturer / Speaker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Lecturer / Speaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 122 salaries. A Lecturer / Speaker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,074

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Lecturers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Lecturers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+27 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), New York (+24 percent), and College Park (+15 percent). Dayton ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Seattle (13 percent lower) and Los Angeles (8 percent lower).

Lecturer / Speaker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lecturer / Speaker?

Lecturer / Speaker in Rundu:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Making people educated.
Cons: Overworked.

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Key Stats for Lecturer / Speaker

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Lecturer / Speaker Salaries

Public Speaking
▲29%

National Average
$52,000


▼13%

Curriculum Planning
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 19%
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