English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salary

Median pay for ESOL Instructors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $23.00 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to two-fifths have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of ESOL Instructors (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,494 - $60,506
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,150
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$13.18 - $34.46
(Median)
$13
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,494 - $60,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$25,624 - $69,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $34.46  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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).
)
$25,624 - $69,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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Experience Affects English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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