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

Pay for Entry-Level ESL Teachers is very modest at just $37K per year. A little less than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a fourth collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Entry-Level ESL Teachers (67 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,851 - $51,061
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,974
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$12.90 - $34.77
(Median)
$13
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,851 - $51,061  
   
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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$24,838 - $57,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$0.78 - $31.84  
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 - $2,948  
   
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).
)
$24,838 - $57,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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 55 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 53%
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