Pay for Entry-Level ESL Teachers is very modest at just $38K annually. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a half lack any form of coverage — but slightly less than half have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. Most Entry-Level ESL Teachers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level ESL Teachers who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,032 - $52,630
$24K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,411
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$12.31 - $35.31
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,032 - $52,630  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,815 - $59,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $35.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.50  
Overtime
$21.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$24,815 - $59,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in St. Paul:
"How to negotiate my pay,"
Negotiate your pay no matter the color of your skin and no matter how culture influence your thinking.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in El Paso:
"Be yourself in the best way."
Be prepared, know things, use the students' own experiences to build lessons, and manage the classroom atmosphere well;

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.

Key Stats for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
066
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salaries

English Language
0%

National Average
$39,000

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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