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Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Adult Basic Education or Literacy Instructor works with adults, including young adults who are out of school, to improve literacy and strengthen basic skills in reading, writing and math. Helps students to learn English or gain a high school diploma or equivalent certificate. Assesses students' educational levels, skills and goals, and differentiates instruction as needed for adults at different levels in one class. May focus on basic skills as needed for a particular occupation, or assist students with developing study skills or job search skills, or help students connect with social services.

Job Outlook

There were 281 Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 11839 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor industry, which includes the Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $52,976.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $55,566.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $42,116.

Education and Experience

Posted Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree15.4%
Bachelor's Degree42.83%
Master's Degree17.45%
Doctoral Degree2.64%
Other34.23%

Posted Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years55.79%
3 to 5 years38.87%
6 to 8 years4.09%
9+ years1.25%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Teaching (40.29%)
  • Communication (30.92%)
  • Writing (18.79%)
  • English Language (17.49%)
  • Planning (14.18%)
  • Literacy (13.95%)
  • Mathematics (13.86%)
  • Management (12.23%)
  • Leadership (11.31%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (9.66%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Adult Education (61.46%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Lesson Planning (17.26%)
  • Life Skills Development (19.66%)
  • Curriculum Development (12.14%)
  • Teaching English As A Second Language (9.87%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Adult Education Instructor
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Adult Educator
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Skills Instructor
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Adult Basic Education Teacher
  • Adult Education Specialist
  • Host Home Provider
  • Adult Basic Education Instructor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Adult Basic Education / Literacy Instructor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • State of Nebraska (145)
  • Clark County School District (101)
  • City Colleges of Chicago (87)
  • Lone Star College (85)
  • Centerstone (72)
  • University of Arkansas (70)
  • Goodwill (67)
  • Community College Of Baltimore (65)
  • YMCA (60)
  • International Rescue Committee (51)

North Carolina

  • Guilford Technical Community College (22)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (8)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (8)
  • South Piedmont Community College (7)
  • Gaston College (7)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (7)
  • Richmond Community College (6)
  • Cape Fear Community College (6)
  • Mcdowell Technical Community College (6)
  • Wake Technical Community College (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!