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Instructor salary in United States

How much does an Instructor make in the United States?

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The average salary for a instructor is $23.47 per hour in the United States. 20.8k salaries reported, updated at August 14, 2022.

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Top companies for Instructors in United States

  1. Cerritos College
    156 reviews13 salaries reported
    $84.39per hour
  2. $69.68per hour
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Highest paying cities for Instructors in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $36.60 per hour
    215 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $31.75 per hour
    111 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $26.66 per hour
    254 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $25.03 per hour
    290 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $24.49 per hour
    88 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $23.78 per hour
    61 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $22.26 per hour
    77 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $22.12 per hour
    67 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $21.88 per hour
    105 salaries reported
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Where can an Instructor earn more?

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Most common benefits for Instructors

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 15,828 ratings

46% of Instructors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $16.33 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Instructor

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