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How Much Does a Life Skills Instructor Earn In The United States?

Life Skills Instructor Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$27,000
$37,000
$51,000
The average life skills instructor makes about $37,530 per year. That's $18.04 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $27,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $51,000. Many of life skills instructors seem to be drawn to non profits and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case life skills instructors tend to work at education, government, and finance 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, Vermont and Hawaii pay life skills instructors the highest salaries.
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Where Life Skills Instructors Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Life Skills Instructors Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Vermont and Hawaii, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for life skills instructors. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Michigan, Alabama, and Indiana.
Location
1. Oakland, CA
$42,311
Avg. Salary
$29k
$55k
2. Scottsdale, AZ
$38,950
Avg. Salary
$29k
$55k
3. Lawton, OK
$36,798
Avg. Salary
$29k
$55k

High Paying Life Skills Instructor Jobs

Which Companies Pay Life Skills 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 East Bay Tire Co and Geo Group as they offer the highest salaries for life skills instructors.
Company
Avg. Salary
$31k
$38k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$38k

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    How Much Do Life Skills Instructors Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a life skills instructor can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for life skills instructors tend to be found in education, government, and finance companies. In fact, life skills instructors can make a yearly salary of $37,880 while working for education companies.
    1. Education
    $37,880
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $41k
    2. Government
    $34,444
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $41k
    3. Finance
    $34,311
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $41k
    4. Health Care
    $33,462
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $41k
    5. Non Profits
    $30,566
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $41k

    Recently Added Life Skills Instructor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Kirkwood Community College
    Kirkwood Community College
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Coralville, IA
    Coralville, IA
    01/30/2020
    01/30/2020
    $41,490
    $41,490
    01/30/2020
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Lawton, OK
    Lawton, OK
    01/23/2020
    01/23/2020
    $25,253
    $25,253
    01/23/2020
    Leblanc Consulting
    Leblanc Consulting
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Hayward, CA
    Hayward, CA
    01/03/2020
    01/03/2020
    $28,175
    $28,175
    01/03/2020
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Lawton, OK
    Lawton, OK
    12/20/2019
    12/20/2019
    $25,253
    $25,253
    12/20/2019
    AHRC New York City
    AHRC New York City
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    12/11/2019
    12/11/2019
    $35,000
    $35,000
    12/11/2019
    Opportunity for Independence
    Opportunity for Independence
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    San Rafael, CA
    San Rafael, CA
    12/04/2019
    12/04/2019
    $32,349
    $32,349
    12/04/2019
    Absolute ILS
    Absolute ILS
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Concord, CA
    Concord, CA
    11/30/2019
    11/30/2019
    $31,305
    $31,305
    11/30/2019
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Lawton, OK
    Lawton, OK
    11/15/2019
    11/15/2019
    $25,253
    $25,253
    11/15/2019
    Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
    Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Scottsdale, AZ
    11/15/2019
    11/15/2019
    $45,100
    $45,100
    11/15/2019
    Tulsa Tech
    Tulsa Tech
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Life Skills Instructor
    Tulsa, OK
    Tulsa, OK
    09/21/2019
    09/21/2019
    $62,610
    $62,610
    09/21/2019