Entry-Level ESL Teachers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $38K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-half lack any form of coverage — but approximately one-half have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Most Entry-Level ESL Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Entry-Level ESL Teachers are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,345 - $52,656
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,348
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$12.45 - $35.15
(Median)
$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,345 - $52,656  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$25,017 - $58,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $35.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.50  
Overtime
$22.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$25,017 - $58,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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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.

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

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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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