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How Much Does a Foreign Language Teacher Earn In The United States?

Foreign Language Teacher Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
$38,000
$52,000
$72,000
Foreign language teachers in the United States make an average salary of $52,683 per year or $25.33 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $38,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $72,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Alaska, and North Dakota provide the highest foreign language teacher salaries.
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Where Foreign Language Teachers Earn The Most

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How Much Do Foreign Language Teachers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a foreign language teacher is roughly $52,683 per year, which boils down to $25.33 per hour. Interestingly enough, foreign language teachers have the highest salaries in Monterey, CA at about $98,110 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Monterey, CA is $65,000. Additionally, foreign language teachers make more than the average salary in Amherst, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Bethesda, MD, Washington, DC, and Kalamazoo, MI. On a more broad level, foreign language teacher salaries are highest in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Alaska, North Dakota, Massachusetts, and Maryland. On the contrary, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina offer the lowest foreign language teacher salaries.
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1. Monterey, CA
$98,110
Avg. Salary
$30k
$121k
2. Amherst, MA
$63,378
Avg. Salary
$30k
$121k
3. Philadelphia, PA
$61,800
Avg. Salary
$30k
$121k
4. Bethesda, MD
$60,673
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$30k
$121k
5. Washington, DC
$59,596
Avg. Salary
$30k
$121k
6. Kalamazoo, MI
$58,025
Avg. Salary
$30k
$121k

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Which Companies Pay Foreign Language Teachers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a foreign language teacher, being employed by a company such as The University of Kansas or Georgia State University would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like New York University and University of Connecticut also report highly competitive salaries for foreign language teachers.
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Foreign Language Teacher Salary History

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    Recently Added Foreign Language Teacher Salaries

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    Dcsdk12
    Dcsdk12
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish (Apply Directly To World Compass Academy. DO NOT Apply To Dcsd)
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish (Apply Directly To World Compass Academy. DO NOT Apply To Dcsd)
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish (Apply Directly To World Compass Academy. DO NOT Apply To Dcsd)
    Castle Rock, CO
    Castle Rock, CO
    01/15/2021
    01/15/2021
    $39,000
    $39,000
    01/15/2021
    Dcsdk12
    Dcsdk12
    Teacher-Foreign Language Spanish (ONE Year Only)
    Teacher-Foreign Language Spanish (ONE Year Only)
    Teacher-Foreign Language Spanish (ONE Year Only)
    Castle Rock, CO
    Castle Rock, CO
    12/04/2020
    12/04/2020
    $43,000
    $43,000
    12/04/2020
    Academies of Math and Science
    Academies of Math and Science
    Mandarin Foreign Language Teacher
    Mandarin Foreign Language Teacher
    Mandarin Foreign Language Teacher
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    11/29/2020
    11/29/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    11/29/2020
    Academies of Math and Science
    Academies of Math and Science
    Mandarin Foreign Language Teacher
    Mandarin Foreign Language Teacher
    Mandarin Foreign Language Teacher
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/27/2020
    Tolleson Union High School District
    Tolleson Union High School District
    Virtual High School Foreign Language, Spanish Teacher School Year
    Virtual High School Foreign Language, Spanish Teacher School Year
    Virtual High School Foreign Language, Spanish Teacher School Year
    Tolleson, AZ
    Tolleson, AZ
    07/25/2020
    07/25/2020
    $32,724
    $32,724
    07/25/2020
    Dcsdk12
    Dcsdk12
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish (Apply Directly To World Compass Academy. DO NOT Apply To Dcsd)
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish (Apply Directly To World Compass Academy. DO NOT Apply To Dcsd)
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish (Apply Directly To World Compass Academy. DO NOT Apply To Dcsd)
    Castle Rock, CO
    Castle Rock, CO
    07/24/2020
    07/24/2020
    $39,000
    $39,000
    07/24/2020
    Dcsdk12
    Dcsdk12
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish
    Teacher-Foreign Language-Spanish
    Castle Rock, CO
    Castle Rock, CO
    05/21/2020
    05/21/2020
    $43,000
    $43,000
    05/21/2020
    Nashua School District
    Nashua School District
    Foreign Language Teacher-Spanish
    Foreign Language Teacher-Spanish
    Foreign Language Teacher-Spanish
    Nashua, NH
    Nashua, NH
    03/25/2020
    03/25/2020
    $40,884
    $40,884
    03/25/2020
    St. Clair R-Xiii School District
    St. Clair R-Xiii School District
    High School Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher
    High School Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher
    High School Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher
    Saint Clair, MO
    Saint Clair, MO
    02/22/2020
    02/22/2020
    $33,500
    $33,500
    02/22/2020
    Fresno Unified School District
    Fresno Unified School District
    Foreign Language Teacher
    Foreign Language Teacher
    Foreign Language Teacher
    Fresno, CA
    Fresno, CA
    01/03/2020
    01/03/2020
    $50,810
    $50,810
    01/03/2020