Instructor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$59,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$59,000
Median 50%
$99,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Yale University
Highest Paying City
Philadelphia, PA
Highest Paying State
Pennsylvania
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does an instructor make?
The national average salary for an Instructor in the United States is $59,963 per year or $28.83 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $99,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000. Education companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Instructors. Some of the states with the best Instructor salaries are Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Vermont. Most Instructors spend 2.8 years in the position.
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Average Instructor Salary By Location

As an Instructor in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $59,963 per year or $28.83 per hour. Philadelphia, PA reports the highest Instructor salaries at $59,134 per year. The average entry-level salary in Philadelphia, PA is $27,000. Some of the states with the best Instructor salaries are Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, New Jersey, and Hawaii. Colorado, Utah, and Washington have the lowest Instructor salaries.

Map of Instructor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Instructor Salary By Company

Instructors report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Education companies and Hospitality companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Yale University and Johns Hopkins University are the best paying companies for Instructors. Companies like General Electric and Emory University also pay high salaries to their Instructors.

Average Instructor Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Instructor works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Government companies pay higher-than-average wages for Instructors. Salaries for Instructors in Technology companies average $67,231 annually, while Health Care companies and Government companies pay $65,229 and $61,608, respectively. At $50,925, the average salary for Instructors in the Non Profits industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$67,231
$67k
Health Care
Health Care
$65,229
$65k
Government
Government
$61,608
$62k
Education
Education
$61,237
$61k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$58,247
$58k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$50,925
$51k

Instructor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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