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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instructor Salary

For ESOL Instructors, annual average wages total $37K per year. For the most part, ESOL Instructors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female ESOL Instructors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,488 - $61,534
(Median)
$22K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,956
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$13.18 - $32.43
(Median)
$13
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,488 - $61,534  
   
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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$25,199 - $64,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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.
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$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).
)
$25,199 - $64,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 12%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 44%
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