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

Entry-Level ESL Teachers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K per year. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level ESL Teachers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a half lack any form of coverage — but a little less than half have medical insurance, and roughly one in three have dental, too. Most Entry-Level ESL Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,364 - $53,190
$24K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,698
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$12.82 - $35.06
$13
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,364 - $53,190  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$25,190 - $59,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $35.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.50  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$25,190 - $59,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Advice

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
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
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

National Average
$40,000

English Language
▼1%

Spanish Language
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 52%
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