English Language Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for english language teachers is 45 years. The english language teacher workforce reached a whopping 43,450 in 2020!

Among english language teachers, we discovered that 60.2% of them are women, while 34.0% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among english language teachers is White, which makes up 71.2% of all english language teachers. Comparatively, there are 9.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of english language teachers are located in NY, New York and MA, Boston.

English language teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, english language teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at english language teacher statistics, we found was that California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and New Hampshire are where english language teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about english language teacher demographics? We analyzed 4,017 english language teachers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

English Language Teacher Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as english language teachers. Keep reading to find out what the results for english language teachers were.

English Language Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among english language teachers is White, which makes up 71.2% of all english language teachers. Comparatively, there are 9.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 71.2%
  • Asian, 9.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.3%
  • Black or African American, 6.9%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By English Language Teachers

The chart below shows that 33.0% of english language teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.4% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 8.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 33.0%
  • French, 12.4%
  • Japanese, 8.9%
  • Russian, 6.7%
  • Chinese, 5.6%
  • Other, 33.4%

Most Common Degree for English Language Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for english language teachers. The most common degree for english language teachers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 66% of english language teachers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 15% and rounding it off is associate degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 66%
  • Masters degree, 15%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 12%

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English Language Teacher Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among english language teachers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

English Language Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the english language teacher position over time.

Male
Female
56%
54%
51%
49%
46%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

English Language Teacher Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of english language teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of english language teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For English Language Teacher

By looking over 4,017 english language teachers resumes, we figured out that the average english language teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

English Language Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of english language teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of english language teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of English Language Teachers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, diesel technology instructor and assistant professor of air conditioning and refrigeration have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Nutrition Professor12%87%
Adjunct Nursing Faculty12%85%
Decorating Instructor13%87%
English Language Teacher34%60%
Hvac/R Instructor90%4%
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration94%3%
Diesel Technology Instructor95%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Diesel Technology Instructor
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration
Hvac/R Instructor
English Language Teacher
Decorating Instructor
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Nutrition Professor
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of English Language Teachers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to english language teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Course Assistant7.64%
Education Coordinator8.68%
Professional Educator13.03%
Health Teacher13.66%
Vocational Training Instructor13.71%
English Language Teacher25.12%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As English Language Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$53,073
female-income
Female Income
$51,397

English Language Teacher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$55,526
$54,679
$53,833
$52,987
$52,140
$51,294
$50,448
$49,601
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

English Language Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Master's Degree$52,133
Doctorate Degree$61,705

English Language Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$67,334
$64,519
$61,705
$58,891
$56,076
$53,262
$50,448
$47,633
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do English Language Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where english language teachers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are English Language Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 4,017 resumes, we found that the most popular places for english language teachers are NY, New York and MA, Boston.

Number of English Language Teachers

English Language Teacher Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ english language teachers. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most english language teachers is the education industry.

What Percentage Of English Language Teacher Jobs Are Remote?

16.4% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

83.6% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire english language teachers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies English Language Teacher Work In

Employees with the english language teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most english language teachers prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Government

Private

Education

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ english language teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and government.

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Education

Non Profits

Government

Internet

Manufacturing

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