Updated August 18, 2021
Average Lecturer Salary
$59,000 yearly
$28.71 hourly

Entry level Salary
$35,000 yearly
$35,000
10 %
$59,000
Median
$99,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$99,000
$8,250
$48
75th Percentile
$77,000
$6,417
$37
Average
$59,711
$4,976
$29
25th Percentile
$45,000
$3,750
$22
10th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17

Average Lecturer Salary By State

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Lecturer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$41,767
$20.08
Alaska
$58,874
$28.30
Arizona
$59,000
$28.37
Arkansas
$43,912
$21.11
California
$71,948
$34.59
Colorado
$53,059
$25.51
Connecticut
$72,352
$34.78
Delaware
$49,663
$23.88
District of Columbia
$68,560
$32.96
Florida
$58,985
$28.36
Georgia
$57,486
$27.64
Hawaii
$44,968
$21.62
Idaho
$65,859
$31.66
Illinois
$50,215
$24.14
Indiana
$47,995
$23.07
Iowa
$54,078
$26.00
Kansas
$47,506
$22.84
Kentucky
$40,641
$19.54
Louisiana
$61,620
$29.63
Maine
$58,625
$28.19
Maryland
$71,743
$34.49
Massachusetts
$73,368
$35.27
Michigan
$63,760
$30.65
Minnesota
$56,616
$27.22
Mississippi
$54,479
$26.19
Missouri
$46,552
$22.38
Montana
$63,484
$30.52
Nebraska
$47,373
$22.78
Nevada
$57,005
$27.41
New Hampshire
$54,355
$26.13
New Jersey
$62,523
$30.06
New Mexico
$53,474
$25.71
New York
$74,388
$35.76
North Carolina
$47,602
$22.89
North Dakota
$61,932
$29.77
Ohio
$53,345
$25.65
Oklahoma
$62,643
$30.12
Oregon
$61,074
$29.36
Pennsylvania
$63,068
$30.32
Rhode Island
$58,940
$28.34
South Carolina
$52,018
$25.01
South Dakota
$58,469
$28.11
Tennessee
$43,121
$20.73
Texas
$51,408
$24.72
Utah
$53,482
$25.71
Vermont
$62,304
$29.95
Virginia
$52,022
$25.01
Washington
$67,325
$32.37
West Virginia
$46,970
$22.58
Wisconsin
$60,251
$28.97
Wyoming
$43,545
$20.94

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Highest Paying Cities For Lecturer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Berkeley, CA
$77,441
$37.23
Troy, NY
$76,253
$36.66
Boston, MA
$73,508
$35.34
New Haven, CT
$72,452
$34.83
College Park, MD
$71,269
$34.26
Washington, DC
$68,556
$32.96

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How much does a Lecturer make?

The average lecturer salary is $59,711 per year, or $28.71 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $99,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, and Maryland provide the highest lecturer salaries.

Average Lecturer Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $59,700
    $28.71
    +1.8%
    2020
    $58,600
    $28.19
    +0.1%
    2019
    $58,600
    $28.16
    +2.2%
    2018
    $57,300
    $27.54
    +1.1%
    2017
    $56,700
    $27.25
    +2.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Visiting Professor

    Avg. salary: $115,178

    Visiting professors are faculty members from an institution who must visit a host university to teach, lecture, or perform research on a topic they are knowledgeable in. These professors are required to create a positive learning environment among undergraduate students by inviting them to participate and engage in classroom activities, which can consistently enhance the learning process of their students. They must serve as dissertation research chairperson for Ph.D. students in qualitative and quantitative research studies. Visiting professors must also conduct in-person lectures and direct undergraduate theses for special topics research courses.
    27,275 Visiting Professor 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.
    48,846 Summer School Teacher Jobs
    Education Instructor

    Avg. salary: $49,670

    An Education Instructor is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering appropriate individualized educational services. They provide individualized instruction to each student through promoting interactive learning lessons and create, and they distribute educational content, such as notes and summaries.
    32,896 Education Instructor Jobs
    Adjunct Faculty

    Avg. salary: $71,698

    Adjunct faculty is the collective term for adjunct professors or lecturers. The adjunct faculty teaches students based on the limited-term of their contract. Oftentimes, they teach preparatory or introductory courses by semester arrangement for the entire academic year. Most of them are employed in higher education. Unlike regular professors, adjunct faculty do not have benefits and are not required to be present in meetings. They can work as either a contract professor or a part-time professor.
    23,117 Adjunct Faculty Jobs
    Teaching Fellow

    Avg. salary: $57,043

    An individual who works at an institution to foster the students' academic strive is known as a teaching fellow. They are known as a self-motivated and education-based counselor. They help to pursue a better career perspective in an individual's academic endeavors.
    22,024 Teaching Fellow Jobs
    Faculty

    Avg. salary: $71,229

    A faculty member is a professional whose primary responsibility is to provide teaching and research to students in colleges and universities. Faculties must work with colleagues to design a curriculum to keep up with the changes in the discipline. They help their students choose majors and mentor them by way of face-to-face or electronic means. They also keep up their communication with alumni to assist with employment searches or career changes.
    24,653 Faculty Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Visiting Professor
    $115,178
    $9,598
    $55.37
    27,275
    Summer School Teacher
    $53,107
    $4,426
    $25.53
    48,846
    Education Instructor
    $49,671
    $4,139
    $23.88
    32,896
    Adjunct Faculty
    $71,698
    $5,975
    $34.47
    23,117
    Teaching Fellow
    $57,044
    $4,754
    $27.42
    22,024
    Faculty
    $71,229
    $5,936
    $34.24
    24,653
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    If you want to get paid the most as a lecturer, being employed by a company such as UT Health San Antonio or University-Minnesota Physician would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like California Institute of Technology and Northeastern University also report highly competitive salaries for lecturers.
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    Recently Added Lecturer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    University of South Carolina
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    $45,000
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    $55,000
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    $58,436
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    $47,598
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    $47,598
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    Average Lecturer Salary by Demographic

    Lecturer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $52,144
    female-income
    Female Income
    $50,560
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$52,144
    Female$50,560
    Median Lecturer Income by Race
    Asian lecturers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino lecturers have the lowest average salary at $50,443.
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
    $11,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$51,239
    Black or African American$51,176
    Asian$52,069
    Hispanic or Latino$50,443
    Average Lecturer Salary by Education Level
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$50,560
    Doctorate Degree$59,451