English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salary

An average ESOL Instructor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $23.01 per hour. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female ESOL Instructors making up 75 percent. Although more than half have medical coverage and slightly less than half have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, ESOL Instructors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,937 - $63,106
$19K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,116
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$12.37 - $47.51
$12
$23
$48
MEDIAN: $23.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$18,937 - $63,106  
   
Bonus
$6,300  
Total Pay (?
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$25,127 - $77,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $47.51  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$25,127 - $77,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

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

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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