Average English As A Second Language Instructor Salary
$51,000 yearly
$24.97 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$37,000
10 %
$51,000
Median
$71,000
90 %
What Is The Average English As A Second Language Instructor Salary?
The average english as a second language instructor salary is $51,945 per year, or $24.97 per hour, in the United States. The range surrounding that average can vary between $37,000 and $71,000, meaning english as a second language instructors have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most english as a second language instructors find a job with education and non profits companies, while others work for education, retail, and media companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Nevada and Utah are the top states in the U.S. to pay english as a second language instructors the highest salaries.

Average English As A Second Language Instructor Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where english as a second language instructors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

English As A Second Language Instructor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$42,904
$20.63
Alaska
$54,656
$26.28
Arizona
$57,351
$27.57
Arkansas
$43,487
$20.91
California
$92,398
$44.42
Colorado
$42,512
$20.44
Connecticut
$67,956
$32.67
Delaware
$56,997
$27.40
District of Columbia
$69,435
$33.38
Florida
$32,130
$15.45
Georgia
$49,214
$23.66
Hawaii
$53,086
$25.52
Idaho
$51,398
$24.71
Illinois
$41,591
$20.00
Indiana
$39,518
$19.00
Iowa
$47,501
$22.84
Kansas
$40,311
$19.38
Kentucky
$39,714
$19.09
Louisiana
$42,647
$20.50
Maine
$45,569
$21.91
Maryland
$43,066
$20.70
Massachusetts
$55,623
$26.74
Michigan
$51,969
$24.99
Minnesota
$42,014
$20.20
Mississippi
$45,329
$21.79
Missouri
$44,139
$21.22
Montana
$46,871
$22.53
Nebraska
$43,988
$21.15
Nevada
$79,420
$38.18
New Hampshire
$63,187
$30.38
New Jersey
$54,285
$26.10
New Mexico
$60,242
$28.96
New York
$53,095
$25.53
North Carolina
$41,997
$20.19
North Dakota
$60,499
$29.09
Ohio
$40,844
$19.64
Oklahoma
$31,130
$14.97
Oregon
$42,649
$20.50
Pennsylvania
$48,121
$23.14
Rhode Island
$65,934
$31.70
South Carolina
$40,713
$19.57
South Dakota
$40,952
$19.69
Tennessee
$43,604
$20.96
Texas
$51,365
$24.69
Utah
$76,101
$36.59
Vermont
$55,095
$26.49
Virginia
$39,073
$18.79
Washington
$50,994
$24.52
West Virginia
$40,842
$19.64
Wisconsin
$57,841
$27.81
Wyoming
$41,359
$19.88

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Highest Paying Cities For English As A Second Language Instructor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Fremont, CA
$93,983
$45.18
New York, NY
$53,142
$25.55
Houston, TX
$51,086
$24.56
Jackson, MS
$45,656
$21.95
Asheville, NC
$41,927
$20.16
Henderson, KY
$39,559
$19.02

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Average English As A Second Language Instructor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $51,900
    $24.97
    +2.5%
    2020
    $50,600
    $24.34
    +1.8%
    2019
    $49,700
    $23.90
    +2.7%
    2018
    $48,400
    $23.25
    +3.0%
    2017
    $46,900
    $22.56
    -1.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Adjunct Professor Of English

    Avg. salary: $61,517

    An adjunct professor of English is someone who mentors new adjunct professors in providing answers to questions. Adjunct professors help in students' transition to college. The professors optimize student learning through effective, distinct, and creative writing and English approaches. They create syllabi every semester and back student learning in various ways for individual learning styles. Their job is to use conflict resolution and classroom management skills. Also, they organize and enforce professional development plans.
    35,702 Adjunct Professor Of English Jobs
    Instructor Of Spanish

    Avg. salary: $51,497

    A Spanish Instructor specializes in teaching the Spanish language in a classroom or one-on-one setting. Their responsibilities typically include preparing lesson plans according to the students' needs and capacity, researching and creating learning materials, facilitating discussions, conducting quizzes and examinations, organizing activities to enhance their language skills, grading the students' performances, and assisting students as necessary. Spanish Instructors monitor the students' progress while maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone.
    13,422 Instructor Of Spanish Jobs
    Language Teacher

    Avg. salary: $48,643

    Language teachers primarily impart knowledge on multidimensional language through classes and activities. The teachers create conditions and develop activities allowing students to practice what they learned with significance. They immerse students in situational learning roles to write, read, converse, and learn different languages. Also, they are considered instrumental in establishing a supportive and positive learning environment. The teachers are also expected to be communicative and well-versed in the language/s they are teaching to their students.
    66,553 Language Teacher Jobs
    Instructor

    Avg. salary: $51,191

    Instructors are responsible for imparting knowledge to students. They are well-versed in different topics related to their area of teaching. They prepare lessons, create presentation materials and other collaterals, and present these to the students. They manage the classroom and ensure that students are attentive. Instructors are also responsible for creating ways to check the students' knowledge retention through schoolwork and examinations. They also evaluate their teaching style as well to further improve their skills for the next batch of students. Instructors should be patient, creative, and well-versed in classroom management.
    25,980 Instructor Jobs
    English Professor

    Avg. salary: $62,582

    An English Professor is responsible for helping students understand and speak English, as well as be able to write and read it. They are also responsible for preparation of course work and planning of classes.
    35,335 English Professor Jobs
    ESL Instructor

    Avg. salary: $43,976

    An ESL instructor is responsible for teaching the English language, usually to non-native speakers, discussing all the disciplines of the English language, both written and verbal, and in some cases, even its nature and history. ESL instructors create a comprehensive lesson plan for the English language learners, prepare learning materials, and conduct individual and group activities to test the learners' knowledge and progress. They also evaluate the learners' performance by identifying areas of improvement and adjust teaching strategies to address each learner's difficulties and maintain an engaging classroom environment.
    50,698 ESL Instructor Jobs

    Which Companies Pay English As A Second Language Instructors The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like ASA College and Central Christian College of the Bible as they offer the highest salaries for english as a second language instructors.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage English As A Second Language Instructor SalaryEnglish As A Second Language Instructor Salary Range
    1ASA College
    3.7
    $62,024
    $43k
    $65k
    2Central Christian College of the Bible
    3.6
    $61,278
    $43k
    $65k
    3Ohlone College
    4.3
    $59,699
    $43k
    $65k
    4Union County Schools
    4.1
    $58,162
    $43k
    $65k
    5George Mason High School
    4.1
    $56,589
    $43k
    $65k
    6Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    4.7
    $56,569
    $43k
    $65k

    Recently Added English As A Second Language Instructor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Kirkwood Community College
    English Second Language (ESL), Instructor
    English Second Language (ESL), Instructor
    Iowa City, IA
    04/28/2021
    $41,990
    04/28/2021
    Instructor, English Language Acquisition (ELA/ESL)
    Asheville, NC
    12/18/2020
    $41,010
    12/18/2020
    Bristol Community College
    Non-Credit Instructor-English To Speakers of Other Languages (Esol)
    Non-Credit Instructor-English To Speakers of Other Languages (Esol)
    Fall River, MA
    03/11/2020
    $58,436
    03/11/2020
    English As A Second Language (ESL) Instructor Tenure Track Faculty)
    Fremont, CA
    03/03/2020
    $64,762
    03/03/2020
    English As A Second Language (ESL) Instructor Tenure Track Faculty)
    Fremont, CA
    03/02/2020
    $64,762
    03/02/2020
    Housatonic Community College
    Instructor of First Year Studies-English As A Second Language
    Instructor of First Year Studies-English As A Second Language
    Bridgeport, CT
    02/14/2020
    $57,515
    02/14/2020
    Lincoln Intermediate Unit
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    New Oxford, PA
    01/31/2020
    $41,093
    01/31/2020
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    Asheville, NC
    01/11/2020
    $41,010
    01/11/2020
    El Rancho Unified
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    Pico Rivera, CA
    12/14/2019
    $87,842
    12/14/2019
    Whittier Union High School District
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    English As A Second Language Instructor
    Whittier, CA
    11/23/2019
    $79,431
    11/23/2019

    Average English As A Second Language Instructor Salary by Demographic

    English As A Second Language Instructor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $50,068
    female-income
    Female Income
    $48,880
    Median English As A Second Language Instructor Income by Race
    Asian english as a second language instructors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino english as a second language instructors have the lowest average salary at $48,790.
    $51,000
    $50,000
    $49,000
    $48,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$49,844
    White$49,387
    Black or African American$49,346
    Asian$50,003
    Hispanic or Latino$48,790
    Average English As A Second Language Instructor Salary by Education Level
    $57,000
    $55,000
    $53,000
    $51,000
    $49,000
    $47,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$48,880
    Doctorate Degree$55,447