English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salary

Earnings for ESOL Instructors in the United States come in at around $22.00 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. Women make up the vast majority of ESOL Instructors (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,071 - $62,672
$19K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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$13.57 - $41.22
$14
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$19,071 - $62,672  
   
Bonus
$6,300  
Total Pay (?
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$25,719 - $76,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$6,300  
   
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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$25,719 - $76,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instructors are responsible for teaching English as a second language to non-native English speakers. They may teach in elementary schools, high schools, and universities, or may work for private companies which offer language programs. One important part of the job involves creating lesson plans to teach non-native speakers how to read, write, and speak in English; these lessons may focus on a wide range of topics, including grammar, pronunciation, and conversational skills. These instructors may also prepare activities or workshops for classes and organize field trips to provide students with realistic contexts in which to view the English language. Those who work for universities may focus heavily on developing students' capabilities to read textbooks and complete college assignments.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Tasks

  • Develop curriculums to suit both individuals who need overall education or education in specific skills.
  • Utilize rote pronunciation, quizzes, textbooks, videos, and multimedia education to solidify skills.
  • Teach individuals who are not native English speakers to speak, read, write, and comprehend English.

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Key Stats for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 43%
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