A Tutor earns an average wage of $16.84 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are French Language, Math, Science, and Reading. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$14,546 - $68,510
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MEDIAN: $35,762
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$9.83 - $39.76
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$14,546 - $68,510  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$20,339 - $82,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $39.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $32.32  
Overtime
$10.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$194.89 - $10,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$20,339 - $82,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,612
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Job Description for Tutor

A tutor is a wide-ranging teaching position in which an instructor usually works one-on-one or in a small group setting with a pupil, in order to learn an academic subject or a specific skill. The study or training sessions are usually conducted in person, although tutors can also work remotely via video, live chat, or email. A large portion of tutors are academic and work for high schools, colleges, or universities. Tutors are usually very well-versed in the subject they are teaching and are able to effectively convey that knowledge to their students. Good tutors provide a friendly and productive learning environment for their clients.

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Tutor Tasks

  • Communicate with supervisors, parents, and school personnel.
  • Maintain documentation of progress, hours, and other paperwork.
  • Instruct students in particular subjects as well as studying habits.
  • Create handouts, problem sets, or other instructional materials.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,434

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Tutor Reviews

What is it like working as a Tutor?

Tutor in Savannah:
"The enthusiasm of working as a Spanish tutor."
Pros: I very much enjoy working one-on-one with people. It's a great opportunity to pass on valuable information as well as establish a good rapport with intelligent individuals. Few things are more thrilling than see the eureka moment for a learner, my job is to set up as many of those opportunities as possible. As a job, it's also nice to not have such a routine schedule; each day is unique. Compared to much of the other subjects offered for tutoring, language tutoring offers the opportunity to attract both short-term and long-term students. There are those who desire to learn Spanish or English, for that matter, over an extended period of time, years even. Additionally, tutoring languages, especially Spanish, attracts adult learners, parents who want their children to learn, college students needing assistance with coursework; just a wide array of clients. A little of it all comes your way.
Cons: I do not have benefits such as a 401-K or health insurance provided. Also, there is no opportunity for paid vacation days. That means when disaster strikes, you should have enough saved up to cover for sick days and such. It can be inconsistent as well. In general, one can anticipate the "seasons" when people seek the most assistance for classwork but there's little to guarantee there will be clients when you need the income.

Tutor in Oakland:
"Math & English Tutor."
Pros: I get to work with a variety of students and skill sets from ages 3-18. I love to bond with them and it's always a pleasure to see them grow.
Cons: I think that I could be getting paod more for all the work that I do, not to mention the amount of time it takes me just to commute.

Tutor in Isabel:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I get to help children better their lives by making sure learning is fun for them. Also knowing that they will not go hungry because we are a food pantry as well.
Cons: People that complain about the food donated.

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Experience Affects Tutor Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Tutor Salaries

French Language
up arrow 19%

Math
up arrow 17%

Science
up arrow 15%

Reading
up arrow 14%

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Teaching
0%

National Average
$35,000

English Language
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

Chemistry
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%



mathematics
up arrow 12%

Biology
up arrow 33%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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