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Tutor Salary

A Tutor earns an average wage of $16.56 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Physics, Teaching, and Science. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$17,802 - $64,296
(Median)
$18K
$36K
$64K
MEDIAN: $36,121
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$9.51 - $40.23
(Median)
$9
$17
$40
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$17,802 - $64,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.06  
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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$19,546 - $83,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $40.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $4.97  
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.18  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.06  
   
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).
)
$19,546 - $83,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,719

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Job Description for Tutor

A tutor works with students, typically in a one-on-one environment, outside of school to assist in their education and ensure that the students understand the subject matter being taught in the classroom. Usually specializing in particular subjects, the tutor will help to instruct the student in that area of study as well as assist in teaching the student proper study habits that will help the student later in his or her academic career. Tutors maintain documentation of the student's progress, the hours worked with the student, and other necessary paperwork for record-keeping and billing purposes. A tutor will communicate with any work supervisors, with the student's parents, and with faculty and staff at the student's school. In the interest of educating the student, a tutor might create handouts detailing educational information, problem sets for math lessons, and/or other instructional materials. A good tutor is not afraid to give criticism, but is able to do so in a helpful and constructive manner so that the student feels like he or she is actually learning and not simply being corrected. Tutors typically work after school hours or on the weekends, so it is a good part-time job for a college student. It is also a great way for future teachers to get experience working with school-age students, as well as make connections with faculty and staff at local public and private schools. A tutor may work individually or be contracted through an office that manages educational services or a university's student center.


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

Tutor Reviews

What is it like working as a Tutor?

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

Physics
up arrow 52%

Teaching
up arrow 22%

Science
up arrow 19%


National Average
$35,000

English Language
up arrow 3%

Chemistry
up arrow 8%



Reading
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 11%

mathematics
up arrow 14%

Math
up arrow 29%

Biology
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 267 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 89%