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Average English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salary

$45,521
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,479
Bonus
$2,550
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The average salary for an English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher is $45,521.
10%
$31k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$65k
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$195 - $10k
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$29k - $69k
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What Do English as a Second Language (ESL) Teachers Do?

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.

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

3.9 out of 5
(134)
Highly Satisfied
48Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
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What Are Popular Skills for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teachers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, Spanish Language, Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication and English Language.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for English as a Second Language (ESL) Teachers?

An entry-level English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,710 based on 67 salaries. An early career English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,301 based on 387 salaries. A mid-career English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,055 based on 270 salaries. An experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,873 based on 204 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,495.
Employees with English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (17.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.7% less) and Seattle, Washington (13.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,040 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.4%
Early Career
37.2%
Mid Career
26.0%
Experienced
19.6%
Late Career
10.8%