Average Classroom Instructor Salary
$47,000 yearly
$23.08 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$38,000
10 %
$47,000
Median
$59,000
90 %
What Is The Average Classroom Instructor Salary?
The average classroom instructor salary is $47,998 per year, or $23.08 per hour, in the United States. Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $38,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $59,000. Many of classroom instructors seem to be drawn to non profits and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case classroom instructors tend to work at education, health care, and non profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Hawaii and Alaska pay classroom instructors the highest salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$59,000
$4,917
$28
75th Percentile
$53,000
$4,417
$25
Average
$47,998
$4,000
$23
25th Percentile
$42,000
$3,500
$20
10th Percentile
$38,000
$3,167
$18

Average Classroom Instructor Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where classroom instructors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Classroom Instructor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$47,294
$22.74
Alaska
$58,085
$27.93
Arizona
$40,917
$19.67
Arkansas
$40,771
$19.60
California
$53,021
$25.49
Colorado
$42,219
$20.30
Connecticut
$56,721
$27.27
Delaware
$45,823
$22.03
District of Columbia
$64,700
$31.11
Florida
$43,405
$20.87
Georgia
$43,403
$20.87
Hawaii
$59,417
$28.57
Idaho
$34,120
$16.40
Illinois
$45,944
$22.09
Indiana
$37,336
$17.95
Iowa
$44,555
$21.42
Kansas
$38,603
$18.56
Kentucky
$50,277
$24.17
Louisiana
$47,905
$23.03
Maine
$41,479
$19.94
Maryland
$54,920
$26.40
Massachusetts
$53,502
$25.72
Michigan
$45,916
$22.07
Minnesota
$49,432
$23.77
Mississippi
$38,748
$18.63
Missouri
$36,164
$17.39
Montana
$36,686
$17.64
Nebraska
$49,948
$24.01
Nevada
$43,827
$21.07
New Hampshire
$42,038
$20.21
New Jersey
$56,186
$27.01
New Mexico
$42,626
$20.49
New York
$71,555
$34.40
North Carolina
$41,167
$19.79
North Dakota
$44,287
$21.29
Ohio
$46,680
$22.44
Oklahoma
$29,985
$14.42
Oregon
$53,440
$25.69
Pennsylvania
$49,565
$23.83
Rhode Island
$49,230
$23.67
South Carolina
$50,496
$24.28
South Dakota
$39,300
$18.89
Tennessee
$43,536
$20.93
Texas
$48,555
$23.34
Utah
$44,336
$21.32
Vermont
$42,953
$20.65
Virginia
$46,199
$22.21
Washington
$47,294
$22.74
West Virginia
$40,576
$19.51
Wisconsin
$51,551
$24.78
Wyoming
$52,817
$25.39

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Highest Paying Cities For Classroom Instructor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Houston, TX
$49,042
$23.58
Manhattan, KS
$38,531
$18.52

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Average Classroom Instructor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $48,000
    $23.08
    +1.8%
    2020
    $47,100
    $22.65
    +2.4%
    2019
    $46,000
    $22.11
    +1.6%
    2018
    $45,200
    $21.75
    +1.4%
    2017
    $44,600
    $21.45
    +1.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Reading Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,217

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    39,754 Reading Teacher Jobs
    Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,617

    Being a teacher is one of the most passionate professions, among others. Teachers educate, motivate, and guide every generation of learners to prepare them for the real world. Every teacher is unique and has their own teaching styles and methods depending on the subject they teach and the age of their students. Oftentimes they also function as a parent, counselor, coach, friend, and even a lawmaker. There is essentially no limit to the roles a teacher portrays.
    43,782 Teacher Jobs
    Certified Teacher

    Avg. salary: $54,050

    A certified teacher is responsible for designing lesson plans and activities for the students by following the curriculum and the students' learning needs. Certified teachers manage the coordination of the students within the classroom setting, observe their behaviors, and identify their areas of improvement by determining every student's strengths and weaknesses. They also evaluate the students' performance and progress by conducting assessments and facilitating engaging activities that would not only help the students develop their mental skills but their social connections as well.
    59,462 Certified Teacher Jobs
    High School Teacher

    Avg. salary: $47,996

    High school teachers play an essential role in preparing students for college or life following graduation. They typically teach students from the ninth to 12th grades. They plan and develop lessons, evaluate their students' strengths, weaknesses and abilities, and grade their exams and assignments. Other duties include working with individual students to challenge and improve their abilities, developing and implementing classroom rules, and overseeing students outside the classroom. Some of them also take on additional tasks, such as advising academic clubs or coaching sports teams.
    53,195 High School Teacher Jobs
    Summer School Teacher

    Avg. salary: $53,106

    A Summer School Teacher is a teacher who works during the summer period. They develop and implement schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. Generally, they have the same duties as a school teacher.
    47,841 Summer School Teacher Jobs
    Educator

    Avg. salary: $51,386

    An educator is responsible for teaching students and contributes to their learning development. Duties of an educator include creating learning modules and materials, developing engaging activities, and facilitating learners' discussions. They are also in charge of monitoring the learners' progress, evaluating learners' knowledge by providing a series of assessments, helping a learner to gain self-confidence, and encouraging the learners to reach their maximum potential. An educator should have excellent communication and adaptation skills, especially on adjusting to different learning methods and approaches that the students will need.
    20,152 Educator Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Classroom Instructors The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Fayette County Public Schools and Kansas City Kansas Public School as they offer the highest salaries for classroom instructors.
    Company

    Recently Added Classroom Instructor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Kansas City Kansas Community College
    Classroom Instructor-Kids On Campus
    Classroom Instructor-Kids On Campus
    Kansas City, MO
    03/17/2020
    $45,914
    03/17/2020
    Classroom Instructor
    Wabash, IN
    12/21/2019
    $31,305
    12/21/2019
    Aims Community College
    Classroom Instructor
    Classroom Instructor
    Greeley, CO
    12/20/2019
    $62,610
    12/20/2019
    Classroom Instructor
    Wabash, IN
    06/13/2019
    $31,305
    06/13/2019
    Fayette County Public Schools
    Special Educ.Visually Impaired Classroom Instructor
    Special Educ.Visually Impaired Classroom Instructor
    Lexington, KY
    06/03/2017
    $70,649
    06/03/2017
    Fayette County Public Schools
    Special Educ.Visually Impaired Classroom Instructor
    Special Educ.Visually Impaired Classroom Instructor
    Lexington, KY
    04/10/2017
    $70,649
    04/10/2017
    Copiah-Lincoln Community College
    Classroom Instructor (Chemistry)
    Classroom Instructor (Chemistry)
    Natchez, MS
    09/27/2016
    $52,200
    09/27/2016
    Copiah-Lincoln Community College
    Classroom Instructor, Academic
    Classroom Instructor, Academic
    Natchez, MS
    09/23/2016
    $52,200
    09/23/2016
    Fayette County Public Schools
    Special Educ.Visually Impaired Classroom Instructor
    Special Educ.Visually Impaired Classroom Instructor
    Lexington, KY
    03/02/2016
    $69,258
    03/02/2016
    Fayette County Public Schools
    Chinese Classroom Instructor
    Chinese Classroom Instructor
    Lexington, KY
    07/31/2013
    $50,329
    07/31/2013

    Average Classroom Instructor Salary by Demographic

    Classroom Instructor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $52,202
    female-income
    Female Income
    $50,433
    Median Classroom Instructor Income by Race
    Asian classroom instructors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american classroom instructors have the lowest average salary at $50,665.
    $53,000
    $52,000
    $51,000
    $50,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$50,842
    White$51,071
    Black or African American$50,665
    Asian$52,304
    Hispanic or Latino$51,709
    Average Classroom Instructor Salary by Education Level
    Classroom instructors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $51,403 annually. With a Masters degree, classroom instructors earn a median annual income of $50,433 compared to $44,401 for classroom instructors with an Bachelors degree.
    $53,000
    $51,000
    $49,000
    $47,000
    $45,000
    $43,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$50,433
    Bachelor's Degree$44,401
    Doctorate Degree$51,403