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Working as an Adult Literacy Instructor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an adult literacy instructor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $20.14 an hour? That's $41,897 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -10% and produce -7,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does an Adult Literacy Instructor Do

There are certain skills that many adult literacy instructors have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed physical stamina, communication skills and resourcefulness.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an adult literacy instructor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 17.5% of adult literacy instructors included literacy, while 11.0% of resumes included adult education, and 7.8% of resumes included lesson plans. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the adult literacy instructor job title. But what industry to start with? Most adult literacy instructors actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.

How To Become an Adult Literacy Instructor

If you're interested in becoming an adult literacy instructor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 40.2% of adult literacy instructors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 36.9% of adult literacy instructors have master's degrees. Even though most adult literacy instructors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an adult literacy instructor. When we researched the most common majors for an adult literacy instructor, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on adult literacy instructor resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an adult literacy instructor. In fact, many adult literacy instructor jobs require experience in a role such as teacher. Meanwhile, many adult literacy instructors also have previous career experience in roles such as substitute teacher or instructor.

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Average Salary$41,897
Job Growth Rate-10%

Adult Literacy Instructor Jobs

Adult Literacy Instructor Career Paths

Top Careers Before Adult Literacy Instructor

Teacher
17.1 %

Top Careers After Adult Literacy Instructor

Teacher
19.8 %

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Average Salary for an Adult Literacy Instructor

Adult Literacy Instructors in America make an average salary of $41,897 per year or $20 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $62,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $28,000 per year.
Average Salary
$41,897

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Adult Literacy Instructor (Evening)
Adult Literacy Instructor (Evening)
Iowa Western Community College
Iowa Western Community College
08/15/2020
08/15/2020
$36,52308/15/2020
$36,523
Adult Literacy Instructor-Shenandoah Center
Adult Literacy Instructor-Shenandoah Center
Ia Western Comm College
Ia Western Comm College
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$36,52303/19/2020
$36,523
Recreation Instructor-Active Older Adults
Recreation Instructor-Active Older Adults
City of Denver
City of Denver
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$30,76203/04/2020
$30,762
Financial Literacy Elective Instructor (Smash Davis 2020)
Financial Literacy Elective Instructor (Smash Davis 2020)
Level Playing Field Institute
Level Playing Field Institute
02/24/2020
02/24/2020
$34,09202/24/2020
$34,092
Adult Literacy Instructor
Adult Literacy Instructor
Denver Public Schools
Denver Public Schools
01/22/2020
01/22/2020
$76,05001/22/2020
$76,050

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Adult Literacy Instructor Demographics

Gender

female

66.0 %

male

28.8 %

unknown

5.2 %

Ethnicity

White

61.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.5 %

Black or African American

12.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

French

10.0 %

Portuguese

7.1 %
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Adult Literacy Instructor Education

Majors

Education
10.3 %
Business
10.0 %

Degrees

Bachelors

40.2 %

Masters

36.9 %

Associate

7.0 %

Top Colleges for Adult Literacy Instructors

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

3. SUNY at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

In-State Tuition
$10,099
Enrollment
21,404

4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

5. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

6. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

7. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

8. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

9. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

10. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548
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Top Skills For an Adult Literacy Instructor

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 17.5% of adult literacy instructors listed literacy on their resume, but soft skills such as physical stamina and communication skills are important as well.

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Top Adult Literacy Instructor Employers

1. ESL Federal Credit Union
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$46,488
Adult Literacy Instructors Hired: 
8+
2. YWCA USA
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$31,643
Adult Literacy Instructors Hired: 
5+
3. Morningside Elementary School
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$41,742
Adult Literacy Instructors Hired: 
5+
4. Temple University
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$44,974
Adult Literacy Instructors Hired: 
4+
5. Madison-Oneida BOCES
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$31,824
Adult Literacy Instructors Hired: 
4+
6. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$43,608
Adult Literacy Instructors Hired: 
3+

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Updated October 2, 2020