Pay for ESOL Instructors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K annually. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Women make up the vast majority of ESOL Instructors (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most ESOL Instructors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,609 - $61,608
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,694
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$10.22 - $47.96
(Median)
$10
$24
$48
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$19,609 - $61,608  
   
Bonus
$2,600  
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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$22,800 - $76,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $47.96  
   
Overtime
$27.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,600  
   
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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$22,800 - $76,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 15%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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