Entry-Level English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salary

Entry-Level ESL Teachers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $37K per year. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level ESL Teachers is high. Entry-Level ESL Teachers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Just under a half enjoy medical while around one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a seventh. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,879 - $51,390
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,883
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90%

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$12.96 - $34.17
(Median)
$13
$19
$34
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,879 - $51,390  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$24,877 - $56,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $34.17  
   
Overtime
$0.72 - $31.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
   
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).
)
$24,877 - $56,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Cheyenne:
"There is joy in teaching ESL!"
Enjoy the students and learn all you can about their home, family and cultural background. The children I teach are filled with joy and enthusiasm. They and their families have made me a better person and brought great joy and fulfillment in my life. I would never want to teach anyone else besides English language learners.

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

National Average
$38,000

English Language
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 53%
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