English Language Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$52,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$70,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Yale University
Highest Paying City
Berkeley, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does an english language teacher make?
As an English Language Teacher in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $52,485 per year or $25.23 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $71,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $38,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for English Language Teachers are in Education companies and Utilities companies. The top 5 states when it comes to English Language Teacher salaries are California, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, and Utah. The typical tenure for an English Language Teacher is 2.5 years.
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Average English Language Teacher Salary By Location

The national average salary for an English Language Teacher in the USA is $52,485 annually or $25.23 hourly. English Language Teachers make the most in Berkeley, CA at about $80,651 per year. The average entry-level salary in Berkeley, CA is $54,000. Some of the states with the best English Language Teacher salaries are California, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, Utah, New York, and Massachusetts. South Dakota, Colorado, Ohio, West Virginia, and South Carolina are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of English Language Teacher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where English Language Teachers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average English Language Teacher Salary By Company

If you are an English Language Teacher, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for English Language Teachers are Education companies and Utilities companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for English Language Teachers are Yale University and University of Tennessee. In addition, companies like University of California Press and New York University report highly competitive salaries for English Language Teachers.

English Language Teacher Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added English Language Teacher Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Framingham State College
English Language Programs Intensive and Community ESL Teachers-Framingham State University
03/09/2020
$101,220
English Language Development (ELD) Teacher
02/27/2020
$36,896
English Language Teacher
01/31/2020
$41,788
Francis Howell School District
English Language Teacher
01/25/2020
$41,803
English Language Teacher
01/24/2020
$48,605
English Language Teacher
01/23/2020
$36,896
Branford Public Schools
English Language Teacher
12/18/2019
$193,048
English Language Teacher
11/16/2019
$55,000
English Language Teacher
10/11/2019
$41,788
English Language Teacher
09/28/2019
$45,914
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