ESL Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for esl teachers is 42 years. The esl teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,020,619 in 2020!

Among esl teachers, we discovered that 64.2% of them are women, while 30.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among esl teachers is White, which makes up 74.1% of all esl teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of esl teachers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Esl teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, esl teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at esl teacher statistics, we found was that California, Alaska, Oregon, Connecticut and New York are where esl teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about esl teacher demographics? We analyzed 11,329 esl 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.

ESL Teacher Diversity

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

ESL Teacher Gender Ratio

Among esl teachers, 64.2% of them are women compared to 30.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 64.2%
  • Male, 30.1%
  • Unknown, 5.7%

ESL Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among esl teachers is White, which makes up 74.1% of all esl teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 9.4%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By ESL Teachers

The chart below shows that 46.8% of esl teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.7% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 7.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 46.8%
  • French, 10.7%
  • Chinese, 7.2%
  • Mandarin, 5.5%
  • German, 4.1%
  • Other, 25.7%

ESL 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 esl teachers.

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

ESL Teacher Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
25%
23%
21%
18%
16%
14%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

ESL 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 esl teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For ESL Teacher

By looking over 11,329 esl teachers resumes, we figured out that the average esl teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

ESL Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of esl teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of esl teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 58% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of ESL Teachers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, auto collision repair instructor and automotive instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Sewing Teacher6%86%
Special Education Preschool Teacher6%91%
Montessori Preschool Teacher9%90%
ESL Teacher30%64%
Industrial Arts Teacher92%5%
Automotive Instructor92%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor96%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor
Automotive Instructor
Industrial Arts Teacher
ESL Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of ESL 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 esl teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Course Assistant7.64%
Infant Lead Teacher8.29%
High School Special Education Teacher12.86%
ESL Teacher13.03%
Earth Science Teacher13.66%
Computer Science Tutor13.71%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As ESL Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$53,251
female-income
Female Income
$51,598

ESL Teacher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$54,984
$54,187
$53,389
$52,592
$51,794
$50,997
$50,200
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

ESL 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
Bachelor's Degree$46,729
Master's Degree$52,504
Doctorate Degree$53,427

ESL 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
$55,436
$53,427
$51,417
$49,407
$47,397
$45,388
$43,378
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

ESL Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do ESL Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are ESL Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 11,329 resumes, we found that the most popular places for esl teachers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of ESL Teachers

Where Are ESL Teachers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country esl teachers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

ESL Teacher Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of ESL Teacher Jobs Are Remote?

12.8% Remote

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

87.2% 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 esl 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 ESL Teacher Work In

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

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Education

Private

Government

Public

Industry Concentration

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

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Education

Non Profits

Manufacturing

Internet

Utilities

ESL Teacher Jobs