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Working as a Chinese Teacher

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a chinese teacher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $22.32 an hour? That's $46,418 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 3% and produce 53,100 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Chinese Teacher Do

There are certain skills that many chinese teachers 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 speaking skills, physical stamina and writing skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a chinese teacher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 17.6% of chinese teachers included traditional chinese culture, while 10.4% of resumes included classroom management, and 9.9% 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 chinese teacher job title. But what industry to start with? Most chinese teachers actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.

How To Become a Chinese Teacher

If you're interested in becoming a chinese teacher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 37.4% of chinese teachers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 50.2% of chinese teachers have master's degrees. Even though most chinese teachers 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 a chinese teacher. When we researched the most common majors for a chinese teacher, we found that they most commonly earn master's degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on chinese teacher resumes include associate degree degrees or doctoral degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a chinese teacher. In fact, many chinese teacher jobs require experience in a role such as teacher. Meanwhile, many chinese teachers also have previous career experience in roles such as tutor or teaching assistant.

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Average Salary$46,418
Job Growth Rate3%

Chinese Teacher Jobs

Chinese Teacher Career Paths

Top Careers Before Chinese Teacher

Teacher
24.5 %
Tutor
8.8 %

Top Careers After Chinese Teacher

Teacher
23.9 %
Tutor
8.0 %

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Average Salary for a Chinese Teacher

Chinese Teachers in America make an average salary of $46,418 per year or $22 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $63,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $33,000 per year.
Average Salary
$46,418

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
New Rochelle, NY
Salary Range58k - 91k$73k$73,236
Greenwich, CT
Salary Range53k - 81k$66k$65,932
Palo Alto, CA
Salary Range50k - 85k$65k$65,227
Brookline, MA
Salary Range49k - 76k$62k$61,697
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range45k - 69k$56k$56,471
Richmond, VA
Salary Range45k - 67k$55k$55,134
$30k
$91k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Chinese Teacher
Chinese Teacher
Youmecan Education Center
Youmecan Education Center
08/26/2019
08/26/2019
$31,30508/26/2019
$31,305
Chinese Immersion Teacher
Chinese Immersion Teacher
Vancouver School District 37
Vancouver School District 37
08/21/2019
08/21/2019
$57,33708/21/2019
$57,337
Chinese Teacher
Chinese Teacher
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
08/20/2019
08/20/2019
$46,00008/20/2019
$46,000
Chinese Immersion Teacher (Elementary)
Chinese Immersion Teacher (Elementary)
District 742 Community Schools
District 742 Community Schools
08/20/2019
08/20/2019
$40,02708/20/2019
$40,027
Chinese Immersion Teacher
Chinese Immersion Teacher
Lakes International Language Academy
Lakes International Language Academy
08/19/2019
08/19/2019
$34,50008/19/2019
$34,500
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Chinese Teacher Demographics

Gender

unknown

49.4 %

female

33.8 %

male

16.8 %

Ethnicity

White

79.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

8.1 %

Black or African American

6.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Chinese

54.3 %

Mandarin

27.0 %

Cantonese

6.1 %
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Chinese Teacher Education

Degrees

Masters

50.2 %

Bachelors

37.4 %

Certificate

5.5 %

Top Colleges for Chinese Teachers

1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

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

4. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

5. New York University

New York, NY

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

6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

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

7. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

8. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

In-State Tuition
$14,184
Enrollment
30,845

9. Boston University

Boston, MA

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

10. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Chinese Teacher

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Top Skills For a Chinese Teacher

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, 17.6% of chinese teachers listed traditional chinese culture on their resume, but soft skills such as speaking skills and physical stamina are important as well.

  • Classroom Management, 19.3%
  • Lesson Plans, 16.9%
  • Professional Development, 7.0%
  • Mathematics, 3.9%
  • Public Schools, 3.5%
  • Other Skills, 49.4%
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Best States For a Chinese Teacher

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a chinese teacher. The best states for people in this position are New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Alaska. Chinese teachers make the most in New York with an average salary of $72,657. Whereas in Connecticut and New Jersey, they would average $66,131 and $63,806, respectively. While chinese teachers would only make an average of $61,857 in Alaska, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Connecticut

Total Chinese Teacher Jobs:
222
Highest 10% Earn:
$99,000
Location Quotient:
1.29
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. New Jersey

Total Chinese Teacher Jobs:
518
Highest 10% Earn:
$95,000
Location Quotient:
1.24
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Alaska

Total Chinese Teacher Jobs:
29
Highest 10% Earn:
$79,000
Location Quotient:
1.17
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Chinese Teacher Employers

1. David Crockett High School
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$30,058
Chinese Teachers Hired: 
17+
2. Minnetonka Schools
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,429
Chinese Teachers Hired: 
15+
3. Davis School District
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$34,892
Chinese Teachers Hired: 
15+
4. St. Cloud Area School District 742
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$37,515
Chinese Teachers Hired: 
13+
5. PARADISE VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 69
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$37,014
Chinese Teachers Hired: 
10+
6. American School
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,209
Chinese Teachers Hired: 
10+

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Updated October 2, 2020