adinigel wrote:Yes, those require specialist skills too.
When comparing salary, though, is the simple hourly rate the most relevant method? How many individual instructors are able to fill their week with work at this rate? I would guess at not many. So if the earning hours are not that high, then I see no reason why they shouldn't be paid at a good rate. Try comparing the annual salaries of these jobs. Perhaps a more realistic comparison would be with music teachers?
OK, so every job requires specialist knowledge.
Salary is mostly based on what the market forces are for each job type. The easier it is to get others to do the job, ie. not years of training, the less the job generally pay.
Being a trainer requires a few weekend courses and test, if that, and the ability to ride by the highway code and CycleCraft. Similar then to the training and knowledge required for me to train motorcyclists just starting out.
Can anyone do it = No.
Can a lot of people do it = Yes.
Is it a £35 an hour job = No.
This of course is just my opinion. However, I would not pay £35, or £25, and I would still be hesitant at £20.
BTW- Someone who is good enough to be able to pass on musical instrument playing skills has taken years to get there, not a few weekends. Last time I had music lessons to sort out an issue I had it cost £20 an hour though.