Language Instructor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$52,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CACI International
Highest Paying City
Bakersfield, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a language instructor make?
The national average salary for a Language Instructor in the U.S. is $52,096 annually or $25.05 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $81,000. Technology companies and Education companies have the most job opportunities for Language Instructors. The top 5 states when it comes to Language Instructor salaries are California, Nevada, New Jersey, Arizona, and Alaska. The typical employment for a Language Instructor is 2.7 years.
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Average Language Instructor Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Language Instructor in the USA is $52,096 annually or $25.05 hourly. Language Instructors make the most in Bakersfield, CA at about $103,446 per year. Not only that, Bakersfield, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $52,000. Some of the states with the best Language Instructor salaries are California, Nevada, New Jersey, Arizona, Alaska, New York, and Maryland. Indiana, Michigan, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Georgia are the lowest earners.

Map of Language Instructor Salaries

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

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Average Language Instructor Salary By Company

There is good job security in Language Instructor positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Language Instructors are Technology companies and Education companies. CACI International and Leidos are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Georgia Tech Research or Salient CRGT, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Language Instructors.

Average Language Instructor Pay By Industry

Wages for Language Instructors can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Internet companies, Manufacturing companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Language Instructors well. Internet companies pay Language Instructors an average salary of $54,380, Manufacturing companies pay $54,045, and Non Profits companys come in at $50,797. At $49,434, the average salary for Language Instructors in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Internet
Internet
$54,380
$54k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$54,045
$54k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$50,797
$51k
Education
Education
$50,329
$50k
Government
Government
$50,041
$50k
Retail
Retail
$49,434
$49k

Language Instructor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Language Instructor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Community College of Aurora
World Languages/Humanities Instructor
03/21/2020
$60,000
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03/19/2020
$41,000
City University of Seattle
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03/11/2020
$83,480
Sc Department of Public Safety
Adjunct American Sign Language (ASL) Instructor (Online)
03/05/2020
$94,082
University of Wisconsin Madison
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03/04/2020
$45,000
Community College of Aurora
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02/23/2020
$60,000
01/25/2020
$42,000
Language Instructor
01/25/2020
$45,914
State Center Community College District-Fresno
Language Instructor
01/22/2020
$57,320
Language Instructor
01/04/2020
$52,175
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