Becoming a Nursing Educator via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Walden University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering nursing education courses to train individuals to become top-notch nursing educators, doctors, nurse administrators, nurse educators, nursing teachers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 49,140 people employed as nursing instructors and teachers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $65,240. Teachers and instructors make on average $41,110 per year and there are about 599,500 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Walden University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Nursing Educator Salary Information

Category: Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Total # Employed in the US 49,140
Average Yearly Salary $65,240
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$38,200 $48,410 $61,360 $78,410 $99,220
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.7% 2.7% 2.3% 15.3% 34.6% 44.2%
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alabama - $60,130
Arkansas - $61,860
California - $49,740
Colorado - $82,120
Connecticut - $62,150
Delaware - $73,820
Florida - $61,070
Hawaii - $73,340
Idaho - $55,950
Indiana - $66,010
Kansas - $51,890
Kentucky - $58,030
Louisiana - $56,570
Maine - $48,420
Maryland - $70,560
Massachusetts - $59,120
Michigan - $62,320
Mississippi - $68,580
Missouri - $69,670
Montana - $68,030
Nebraska - $65,470
Nevada - $60,530
New Hampshire - $58,520
New Jersey - $46,240
New Mexico - $56,670
North Carolina - $60,510
North Dakota - $78,720
Ohio - $59,810
Oklahoma - $75,120
Oregon - $61,820
Pennsylvania - $56,660
South Carolina - $63,110
South Dakota - $48,490
Tennessee - $73,810
Utah - $66,220
Virginia - $69,770
Washington - $62,620
West Virginia - $58,350
Wisconsin - $62,400
Wyoming - $63,930
Guam - $62,870


Category: Teachers and instructors, all other

Total # Employed in the US 599,500
Average Yearly Salary $41,110
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$17,500 $22,610 $31,540 $50,280 $73,270
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.1% 12.2% 19.2% 8.0% 35.0% 20.1% 3.4%
Teachers and instructors, all other — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alabama - $27,370
Alaska - $49,550
Arkansas - $43,210
California - $36,710
Colorado - $51,150
Connecticut - $48,650
Delaware - $55,310
District of Columbia - $38,660
Florida - $52,060
Hawaii - $34,540
Idaho - $22,060
Indiana - $56,150
Iowa - $42,870
Kansas - $79,420
Kentucky - $26,380
Louisiana - $30,390
Maine - $40,750
Maryland - $40,610
Massachusetts - $47,310
Michigan - $23,730
Mississippi - $53,600
Missouri - $56,140
Montana - $41,480
Nebraska - $42,590
Nevada - $54,110
New Hampshire - $29,830
New Jersey - $24,200
New Mexico - $36,600
New York - $35,540
North Carolina - $36,720
North Dakota - $34,280
Ohio - $38,430
Oklahoma - $36,470
Oregon - $26,910
Pennsylvania - $52,520
South Carolina - $44,400
South Dakota - $21,220
Tennessee - $45,480
Utah - $45,350
Virginia - $56,560
Washington - $34,480
West Virginia - $52,050
Wisconsin - $38,340
Wyoming - $25,940
Guam - $27,040
Puerto Rico - $30,500


Category: Registered nurses

Total # Employed in the US 2,583,770
Average Hourly Wage: $31.99/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21.14 $25.25 $30.65 $37.49 $45.05
Average Yearly Salary $66,530
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$43,970 $52,520 $63,750 $77,970 $93,700
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 1.2% 5.5% 37.3% 42.4% 9.9% 3.4%
Registered nurses — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $40.9/hr $85,080
Missouri $39.32/hr $81,780
Indiana $38.47/hr $80,020
Mississippi $36.7/hr $76,330
North Dakota $36.05/hr $74,990
Alaska $36.04/hr $74,970
Florida $35.6/hr $74,040
Tennessee $35.24/hr $73,300
New York $35.07/hr $72,940
Oklahoma $34.99/hr $72,790
Nebraska $34.98/hr $72,760
Delaware $34.58/hr $71,930
District of Columbia $34.02/hr $70,770
Virginia $33.09/hr $68,830
Arkansas $32.27/hr $67,130
Connecticut $32.12/hr $66,800
Kansas $31.46/hr $65,440
Michigan $31.37/hr $65,240
Wyoming $31.09/hr $64,670
Montana $30.82/hr $64,100
Utah $30.58/hr $63,600
Ohio $30.55/hr $63,550
Puerto Rico $30.4/hr $63,230
Hawaii $29.94/hr $62,270
North Carolina $29.84/hr $62,060
Iowa $29.48/hr $61,320
Idaho $29.3/hr $60,940
Massachusetts $28.99/hr $60,290
South Carolina $28.72/hr $59,740
Washington $28.69/hr $59,680
Wisconsin $28.62/hr $59,520
Guam $28.54/hr $59,370
Oregon $28.31/hr $58,880
Maryland $27.94/hr $58,110
Kentucky $27.84/hr $57,910
Alabama $27.82/hr $57,860
Nevada $27.7/hr $57,630
New Hampshire $27.62/hr $57,460
California $27.42/hr $57,040
New Jersey $27.1/hr $56,380
Pennsylvania $26.98/hr $56,110
Maine $26.79/hr $55,730
New Mexico $26.46/hr $55,040
West Virginia $25.73/hr $53,520
South Dakota $25.58/hr $53,210
Louisiana $24.97/hr $51,930


Category: Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Total # Employed in the US 728,670
Average Hourly Wage: $19.66/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$13.89 $16.31 $19.14 $22.7 $26.49
Average Yearly Salary $40,900
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$28,890 $33,920 $39,820 $47,220 $55,090
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.2% 20.7% 54.4% 16.5% 4.1% 0.6% 2.4%
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $25.15/hr $52,300
North Dakota $24.21/hr $50,350
Virginia $24.04/hr $50,010
Colorado $24.01/hr $49,940
Missouri $23.92/hr $49,760
Ohio $23.92/hr $49,760
Mississippi $23.71/hr $49,310
Florida $23.07/hr $47,990
New York $23.03/hr $47,900
District of Columbia $22.7/hr $47,210
Alaska $22.36/hr $46,500
Arkansas $21.95/hr $45,650
Indiana $21.64/hr $45,000
Tennessee $21.55/hr $44,830
North Carolina $20.97/hr $43,610
Montana $20.45/hr $42,540
Connecticut $20.24/hr $42,100
Oklahoma $20.15/hr $41,910
Puerto Rico $19.92/hr $41,430
Utah $19.85/hr $41,300
Kansas $19.83/hr $41,240
Wyoming $19.57/hr $40,710
South Carolina $19.19/hr $39,910
Hawaii $19.19/hr $39,910
Guam $19.16/hr $39,840
Oregon $19.09/hr $39,710
Michigan $19.07/hr $39,660
Nebraska $18.67/hr $38,840
Kentucky $18.23/hr $37,920
Iowa $18.2/hr $37,860
Washington $18.01/hr $37,450
Massachusetts $17.98/hr $37,390
Maine $17.6/hr $36,600
Louisiana $17.45/hr $36,300
Idaho $17.39/hr $36,170
Maryland $17.38/hr $36,150
Wisconsin $17.3/hr $35,990
New Mexico $17.22/hr $35,810
New Hampshire $16.87/hr $35,100
New Jersey $16.78/hr $34,910
Pennsylvania $16.74/hr $34,810
Nevada $16.58/hr $34,490
California $16.23/hr $33,750
Alabama $16.1/hr $33,490
West Virginia $16.06/hr $33,390
South Dakota $15.76/hr $32,790


Category: Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

Total # Employed in the US 1,438,010
Average Hourly Wage: $12.01/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$8.42 $9.85 $11.56 $13.94 $16.33
Average Yearly Salary $24,980
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$17,510 $20,490 $24,040 $28,990 $33,970
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
16.0% 40.6% 28.3% 7.2% 5.8% 1.3% 0.9%
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alaska $15.57/hr $32,390
New York $14.89/hr $30,970
Oklahoma $14.83/hr $30,850
Indiana $14.66/hr $30,500
Delaware $14.44/hr $30,040
Missouri $14.04/hr $29,200
Virginia $13.96/hr $29,040
Mississippi $13.76/hr $28,610
North Carolina $13.56/hr $28,210
District of Columbia $13.41/hr $27,900
Florida $13.32/hr $27,710
Colorado $13.2/hr $27,450
Connecticut $13.15/hr $27,350
North Dakota $12.91/hr $26,850
Tennessee $12.89/hr $26,800
Nebraska $12.85/hr $26,730
Utah $12.64/hr $26,290
Montana $12.41/hr $25,820
Puerto Rico $12.38/hr $25,740
Arkansas $12.16/hr $25,300
Kansas $11.87/hr $24,690
South Carolina $11.57/hr $24,060
Michigan $11.53/hr $23,980
Louisiana $11.51/hr $23,940
Pennsylvania $11.44/hr $23,790
Kentucky $11.41/hr $23,740
Hawaii $11.35/hr $23,600
New Mexico $11.32/hr $23,550
Oregon $11.14/hr $23,170
Ohio $11.05/hr $22,970
Iowa $11.02/hr $22,920
New Jersey $10.98/hr $22,840
Guam $10.92/hr $22,720
Maine $10.85/hr $22,560
West Virginia $10.83/hr $22,520
Wisconsin $10.75/hr $22,350
Maryland $10.66/hr $22,170
New Hampshire $10.53/hr $21,910
Wyoming $10.39/hr $21,610
Washington $10.14/hr $21,090
Idaho $10.12/hr $21,050
Alabama $9.88/hr $20,550
South Dakota $9.75/hr $20,290
California $9.72/hr $20,220
Massachusetts $9.51/hr $19,780
Nevada $9.44/hr $19,630


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