C$38,435
Avg. Salary
C$22.12
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an English As A Second Language (ESL) Teacher is C$22.12 per hour.

The average pay for an English As A Second Language (ESL) Teacher is C$38,435 per year.

C$15.95
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C$22.12
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C$35.33
90%
MEDIAN C$22.12
C$24k
10%
C$38k
50%
C$71k
90%
MEDIAN C$38,435
C$23,583 - C$70,623
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MEDIAN: C$38,435
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MEDIAN: C$22.12
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C$0C$72K
Salary C$23,583 - C$70,623
Bonus C$2,000
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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C$30,261 - C$72,789
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 134
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$15.95 - C$35.33
Overtime C$29.48
Annual Data C$0C$72K
Bonus C$2,000
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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C$30,261 - C$72,789
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 361

Job Description for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

An ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher’s primary function is to teach English to students who are not native speakers. They help students to understand common customs and expectations within American culture In addition, depending on a student's English-language skills and the teacher's institution, the ESL teacher’s job may extend into helping students understand their coursework in other subjects (such as math and science) or even teaching those subjects directly.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Tasks
  • Teach individuals who are not native English speakers to speak, read, write, and comprehend English.
  • Utilize rote pronunciation, quizzes, textbooks, videos, and multimedia education to solidify skills.
  • Develop curriculums to suit both individuals who need overall education or education in specific skills.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Pay By Employer

$0$49K

Berlitz
7 profiles
$37,440

$41,600

EF Education
4 profiles
$42,640

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Pay by Experience for an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 91 salaries. An English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

16%

1%

-6%

-13%

National Average: C$44,200

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Advice

Q: What is it like working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher?

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Vancouver:
"System."
The system and scheduling is quite different from other schools. It limits where else you can work if you are part time.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Toronto:
"Educational!"
Pros: I love that I get to meet new people every day from all over the world. I become more cultured as I interact with them. It's fun, exciting and always changing. I have a lot of room to be creative with my job.
Cons: It's very exhausting and energy draining. It takes a lot of attention and patience and it wears me out at the end of 5 hours. It is a constant performance.

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Key Stats for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salaries

▲42%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
C$44,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 64%