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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salary

Pay for ESOL Instructors in the United States is very modest at just $36K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most ESOL Instructors. Some workers in this field — close to two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by two in five. Most ESOL Instructors survey respondents are women (76 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,000 - $61,042
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,801
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$13.18 - $32.43
(Median)
$13
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,000 - $61,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$24,752 - $64,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $32.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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).
)
$24,752 - $64,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 41%