An English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher earns an average salary of $39,338 per year.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Total Pay (?
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$24,242 - $57,459
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57K
MEDIAN: $39,338
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Total Pay (?
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$14.19 - $41.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,242 - $57,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$26,914 - $73,742  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $41.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,914 - $73,742  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Job Description for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
An ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher’s primary function is to teach English to students who are not native speakers. They help students to understand common customs and expectations within American culture In addition, depending on a student's English-language skills and the teacher's institution, the ESL teacher’s job may extend into helping students understand their coursework in other subjects (such as math and science) or even teaching those subjects directly.
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Tasks
  • Develop curriculums to suit both individuals who need overall education or education in specific skills.
  • Utilize rote pronunciation, quizzes, textbooks, videos, and multimedia education to solidify skills.
  • Teach individuals who are not native English speakers to speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
Pay by Experience Level for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Antonio
up arrow 31%
Los Angeles
up arrow 27%
New York
up arrow 18%
Boston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
San Diego
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San Francisco
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Washington
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Reviews

What is it like working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher?
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Medfield:
Cons: I work at a private ESL school. I should have asked to see the curriculum before taking the job. If I had done that, I would have known that the curriculum was a very rough outline with no lesson plans. I should have asked to see the teacher resource room. Turns out: it's a stack of movies. I should have gotten more information about the exams. I am being paid one hour per class for producing and grading the exams. That means a lot of mandatory unpaid hours. There are cameras in every classroom. It is very big brother. There is a lot of reporting and very little guidance. The owners just want to see a profit: I've never met them.
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Experience Affects English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salaries

National Average
$41,000
English Language
up arrow 2%
Spanish Language
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 88 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 45%
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