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

Entry-Level ESL Teachers can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K per year. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-fourth collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level ESL Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Entry-Level ESL Teachers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,029 - $50,509
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,713
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50%
90%

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$12.50 - $34.89
(Median)
$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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
$24,029 - $50,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$24,980 - $55,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$0.72 - $32.03  
National Annualized 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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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).
)
$24,980 - $55,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198

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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 59 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 55%
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