Tutor Salary (United States)

A Tutor earns an average wage of $16.94 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Science and Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Tutor Salary (?
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$18,206 - $69,133
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,302
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Tutor Salary (?
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$9.26 - $40.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$18,206 - $69,133  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $147.58  
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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$19,189 - $83,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $40.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38 - $1.36  
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $147.58  
   
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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$19,189 - $83,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,585
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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 by Experience Level for Tutor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
up arrow 74%
New York
up arrow 43%
San Francisco
up arrow 39%
Washington
up arrow 31%
St. Louis
up arrow 18%
Atlanta
up arrow 16%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
Houston
up arrow 9%
Denver
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 2%
National Average
$36,000
Miami
up arrow 14%
San Diego
up arrow 16%
Sacramento
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San Jose
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Experience Affects Tutor Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Tutor Salaries

Science
up arrow 43%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 28%
English Language
up arrow 1%
Childhood Education
0%
National Average
$36,000
Reading
up arrow 12%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%
Chemistry
up arrow 14%
mathematics
up arrow 32%
Math
up arrow 33%
Biology
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 315 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 89%