Average Vocational Instructor Salary
$40,000 yearly
$14.29 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$31,000
10 %
$40,000
Median
$52,000
90 %
Vocational instructors in the United States make an average salary of $40,327 per year or $19.39 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level vocational instructor salary is roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $52,000. If you like following the crowd, non profits and health care companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, education, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, and Mississippi provide the highest vocational instructor salaries.

Average Vocational Instructor Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Vocational Instructor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$42,028
$42,028
$20.21
$20.21
Alaska
Alaska
$52,826
$52,826
$25.40
$25.40
Arizona
Arizona
$37,749
$37,749
$18.15
$18.15
Arkansas
Arkansas
$42,225
$42,225
$20.30
$20.30
California
California
$44,894
$44,894
$21.58
$21.58
Colorado
Colorado
$47,041
$47,041
$22.62
$22.62
Connecticut
Connecticut
$37,530
$37,530
$18.04
$18.04
Delaware
Delaware
$41,553
$41,553
$19.98
$19.98
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$37,858
$37,858
$18.20
$18.20
Florida
Florida
$40,127
$40,127
$19.29
$19.29
Georgia
Georgia
$37,702
$37,702
$18.13
$18.13
Hawaii
Hawaii
$45,181
$45,181
$21.72
$21.72
Idaho
Idaho
$33,217
$33,217
$15.97
$15.97
Illinois
Illinois
$42,386
$42,386
$20.38
$20.38
Indiana
Indiana
$39,780
$39,780
$19.13
$19.13
Iowa
Iowa
$48,003
$48,003
$23.08
$23.08
Kansas
Kansas
$42,748
$42,748
$20.55
$20.55
Kentucky
Kentucky
$42,156
$42,156
$20.27
$20.27
Louisiana
Louisiana
$34,456
$34,456
$16.57
$16.57
Maine
Maine
$39,419
$39,419
$18.95
$18.95
Maryland
Maryland
$35,566
$35,566
$17.10
$17.10
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$49,555
$49,555
$23.82
$23.82
Michigan
Michigan
$51,948
$51,948
$24.98
$24.98
Minnesota
Minnesota
$46,459
$46,459
$22.34
$22.34
Mississippi
Mississippi
$50,076
$50,076
$24.07
$24.07
Missouri
Missouri
$43,050
$43,050
$20.70
$20.70
Montana
Montana
$43,574
$43,574
$20.95
$20.95
Nebraska
Nebraska
$48,410
$48,410
$23.27
$23.27
Nevada
Nevada
$36,719
$36,719
$17.65
$17.65
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$44,711
$44,711
$21.50
$21.50
New Jersey
New Jersey
$42,498
$42,498
$20.43
$20.43
New Mexico
New Mexico
$39,651
$39,651
$19.06
$19.06
New York
New York
$44,295
$44,295
$21.30
$21.30
North Carolina
North Carolina
$51,498
$51,498
$24.76
$24.76
North Dakota
North Dakota
$46,797
$46,797
$22.50
$22.50
Ohio
Ohio
$45,811
$45,811
$22.02
$22.02
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$42,193
$42,193
$20.29
$20.29
Oregon
Oregon
$46,634
$46,634
$22.42
$22.42
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$34,606
$34,606
$16.64
$16.64
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$39,663
$39,663
$19.07
$19.07
South Carolina
South Carolina
$39,306
$39,306
$18.90
$18.90
South Dakota
South Dakota
$41,488
$41,488
$19.95
$19.95
Tennessee
Tennessee
$41,917
$41,917
$20.15
$20.15
Texas
Texas
$47,224
$47,224
$22.70
$22.70
Utah
Utah
$41,645
$41,645
$20.02
$20.02
Vermont
Vermont
$43,079
$43,079
$20.71
$20.71
Virginia
Virginia
$39,386
$39,386
$18.94
$18.94
Washington
Washington
$52,177
$52,177
$25.09
$25.09
West Virginia
West Virginia
$39,561
$39,561
$19.02
$19.02
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$48,845
$48,845
$23.48
$23.48
Wyoming
Wyoming
$44,786
$44,786
$21.53
$21.53

Highest Paying Cities For Vocational Instructor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Lawton, OK
Lawton, OK
$42,191
$42,191
$20.28
$20.28
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL
$39,985
$39,985
$19.22
$19.22
Marana, AZ
Marana, AZ
$37,688
$37,688
$18.12
$18.12

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    How Much Do Vocational Instructors Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, vocational instructor salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, education, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for vocational instructors. For example, vocational instructors make a whopping average salary of $38,670 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $37,007 at education companies and $35,702 at health care companies. But vocational instructors may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $32,908.
    IndustryAvg. SalaryRange
    1. Finance
    $38,670
    $28k
    $43k
    2. Education
    $37,007
    $28k
    $43k
    3. Health Care
    $35,702
    $28k
    $43k
    4. Government
    $33,039
    $28k
    $43k
    5. Non Profits
    $32,908
    $28k
    $43k

    High Paying Vocational Instructor Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    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.
    15,444 Adjunct Faculty Jobs
    Teacher-In-Training

    Avg. salary: $31,775

    A teacher-in-training is a teaching professional who offers technical teaching assistance to teachers in developing effective behavior management and instructional strategies to support student learning. The teacher must collaborate with principals while employing diverse techniques to increase the effectiveness of student learning. By observing classes and then giving feedback to teachers about their teaching style, classroom management, and techniques are some of the responsibilities of a teacher-in-training. The teacher must also develop a wide array of curriculum materials and lesson plans for classroom instruction.
    105,042 Teacher-In-Training Jobs
    Instructor, Adjunct Faculty

    Avg. salary: $76,247

    An adjunct faculty member works in a state university or college. They typically work on a part-time or contractual basis. Although they work in a university, they have limited responsibilities compared to those who work as a regular instructor, but they still need appropriate work etiquette and a love of teaching and working with students. Like any other instructor, they develop learning material, conduct lectures, prepare exams, and assess students' grades.
    20,439 Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Jobs
    Instructor, Faculty

    Avg. salary: $54,281

    A faculty instructor usually teaches high school or college students. They usually plan everyday lessons, activities, and assignments, conduct research, training, and seminars, and develop instructional material such as a syllabus or a course outline. Also, they serve as guardians to students, including providing advice.
    23,271 Instructor, Faculty Jobs
    Flight Instructor

    Avg. salary: $47,988

    A Flight Instructor is responsible for teaching students how to fly aircrafts. They prepare lesson plans and evaluate and monitor students performance.
    14,245 Flight Instructor Jobs
    Instructor

    Avg. salary: $51,191

    Instructors are responsible for imparting knowledge to students. They are well-versed in different topics related to their area of teaching. They prepare lessons, create presentation materials and other collaterals, and present these to the students. They manage the classroom and ensure that students are attentive. Instructors are also responsible for creating ways to check the students' knowledge retention through schoolwork and examinations. They also evaluate their teaching style as well to further improve their skills for the next batch of students. Instructors should be patient, creative, and well-versed in classroom management.
    25,181 Instructor Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Vocational Instructors The Most?

    To earn a high income as a vocational instructor, working for Geo Group or New York State Veterans Home might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Management and Training and The Wood Company report highly competitive wages for vocational instructors.
    Company

    Recently Added Vocational Instructor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Vocational Instructor II-F/C-67013263 APD/Dddp
    Vocational Instructor II-F/C-67013263 APD/Dddp
    Vocational Instructor II-F/C-67013263 APD/Dddp
    Chattahoochee, FL
    Chattahoochee, FL
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $25,565
    $25,565
    06/23/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C (Engineering Technician IV Wwtp) 70023049-Charlotte CI
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C (Engineering Technician IV Wwtp) 70023049-Charlotte CI
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C (Engineering Technician IV Wwtp) 70023049-Charlotte CI
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Punta Gorda, FL
    06/20/2021
    06/20/2021
    $42,500
    $42,500
    06/20/2021
    Instructor, Vocational (Computer/It Technology)
    Instructor, Vocational (Computer/It Technology)
    Milton, FL
    Milton, FL
    06/19/2021
    06/19/2021
    $37,128
    $37,128
    06/19/2021
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C (Engineering Technician IV Wwtp) 70023049-Charlotte CI
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C (Engineering Technician IV Wwtp) 70023049-Charlotte CI
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Punta Gorda, FL
    06/19/2021
    06/19/2021
    $42,500
    $42,500
    06/19/2021
    Instructor, Vocational
    Instructor, Vocational
    Golden Valley, AZ
    Golden Valley, AZ
    06/11/2021
    06/11/2021
    $38,853
    $38,853
    06/11/2021
    Vocational Instructor
    Vocational Instructor
    Marana, AZ
    Marana, AZ
    06/07/2021
    06/07/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    06/07/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C-(Plumber)-70039735-Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C-(Plumber)-70039735-Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Instructor III-F/C-(Plumber)-70039735-Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
    Milton, GA
    Milton, GA
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $26,541
    $26,541
    06/03/2021
    Instructor, Vocational (Substitute)
    Instructor, Vocational (Substitute)
    Albany, GA
    Albany, GA
    05/31/2021
    05/31/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    05/31/2021
    Instructor, Vocational (Substitute)
    Instructor, Vocational (Substitute)
    Albany, GA
    Albany, GA
    05/26/2021
    05/26/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    05/26/2021
    Vocation Instructor-Environmental Services (Hospitality & Tourism)
    Vocation Instructor-Environmental Services (Hospitality & Tourism)
    Milton, FL
    Milton, FL
    05/15/2021
    05/15/2021
    $37,709
    $37,709
    05/15/2021

    Average Vocational Instructor Salary by Demographic

    Vocational Instructor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $40,481
    female-income
    Female Income
    $39,917
    Median Vocational Instructor Income by Race
    Asian vocational instructors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino vocational instructors have the lowest average salary at $39,873.
    $41,000
    $40,000
    $39,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$40,158
    Black or African American$40,139
    Asian$40,449
    Unknown$40,377
    Hispanic or Latino$39,873
    Average Vocational Instructor Salary by Education Level
    $44,000
    $43,000
    $42,000
    $41,000
    $40,000
    $39,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$39,917
    Doctorate Degree$42,971