$60,592
Avg. Salary
$34.81
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Nursing Instructor is $34.81 per hour.

The average pay for a Nursing Instructor is $60,592 per year.

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$24.52
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$49.83
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$45k
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MEDIAN $60,592
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$0$90K
Salary $44,543 - $81,166
Bonus $412 - $9,635
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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$45,366 - $90,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 634
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $24.52 - $49.83
Overtime $30.00 - $65.65
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $412 - $9,635
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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$45,366 - $90,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 272

Job Description for Nursing Instructor

Nursing instructors perform a variety of tasks related to instructing nursing students. They are in charge of teaching assigned classes and developing coursework needed to instruct students in the program. They also support their organization's director and the coordinator of the teaching faculty in organizing the nursing instruction program and implementing the program's standards. Nursing instructors must also stay up to date on their medical education so they can properly instruct their students in the most up-to-date methods and standards. Additionally, the nursing instructor must support the director and coordinator of the teaching faculty in the recruitment of staff and other faculty members.

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Nursing Instructor Tasks
  • Develop nursing curriculums, educate and lead lectures on patient care to new and experienced nurses.
  • Supervise clinical and laboratory based training and work.
  • Provide lessons, assign homework and administer tests.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Instructor


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At the upper end, Nursing Instructors who move into a Family Nurse Practitioner role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Family Nurse Practitioners is a much higher $82K per year. The most common career progression for Nursing Instructors leads to becoming an Assistant Professor, where pay is typically $58K. However, many Nursing Instructors also opt to become Nurse Educators, a position that pays $69K on average.

Nursing Instructor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Nursing Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursing Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursing Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Nursing Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 148 salaries. A Nursing Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 128 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,332

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

Nursing Instructors will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Nursing Instructors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+25 percent), San Antonio (+20 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland (7 percent lower) and New York (2 percent lower).

Nursing Instructor Reviews

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

Nursing Instructor in Enid:
"Busy."
Pros: Helping students succeed.
Cons: Seeing students fail

Nursing Instructor in Ladson:
"Most days the work is okay."
Pros: Student accomplishments
Cons: Salary and non=teaching duties

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Key Stats for Nursing Instructor

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Nursing Instructor Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$63,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Nursing Instructor Salaries

Critical Care
▲19%

medical surgical
▲15%

National Average
$63,000


Nursing
▼6%

Masters degree
▼7%

Clinical Supervision
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%