Entry-Level English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salary

The average Entry-Level ESL Teacher earns approximately $39K annually. While some workers in this profession — about one-half — do not have any health coverage, just under one-half do receive medical benefits and nearly one in three have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level ESL Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level ESL Teachers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,069 - $52,634
$24K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,913
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$12.28 - $38.59
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MEDIAN: $19.86
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$0$59K
Salary $24,069 - $52,634
Bonus $3,000
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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$24,766 - $59,311
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 235
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.28 - $38.59
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $10.07 - $30.41
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $3,000
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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$24,766 - $59,311
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 165

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Job Listings

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in St. Paul:
"How to negotiate my pay,"
Negotiate your pay no matter the color of your skin and no matter how culture influence your thinking.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in El Paso:
"Be yourself in the best way."
Be prepared, know things, use the students' own experiences to build lessons, and manage the classroom atmosphere well;

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher in Cheyenne:
"There is joy in teaching ESL!"
Enjoy the students and learn all you can about their home, family and cultural background. The children I teach are filled with joy and enthusiasm. They and their families have made me a better person and brought great joy and fulfillment in my life. I would never want to teach anyone else besides English language learners.

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
23%

Skills That Affect English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Salaries

National Average
$40,000

English Language
▼2%

Spanish Language
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 50%