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Working as a Spanish Teacher

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a spanish teacher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $23.91 an hour? That's $49,735 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 155,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Spanish Teacher Do

There are certain skills that many spanish teachers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed speaking skills, physical stamina and writing skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a spanish teacher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 11.7% of spanish teachers included classroom management, while 11.0% of resumes included student learning, and 11.0% of resumes included spanish curriculum. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the spanish teacher job title. But what industry to start with? Most spanish teachers actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.

How To Become a Spanish Teacher

If you're interested in becoming a spanish teacher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 44.3% of spanish teachers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 38.3% of spanish teachers have master's degrees. Even though most spanish teachers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a spanish teacher. When we researched the most common majors for a spanish teacher, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on spanish teacher resumes include associate degree degrees or doctoral degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a spanish teacher. In fact, many spanish teacher jobs require experience in a role such as teacher. Meanwhile, many spanish teachers also have previous career experience in roles such as substitute teacher or teacher assistant.

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Average Salary$49,735
Job Growth Rate11%

Spanish Teacher Jobs

Spanish Teacher Career Paths

Top Careers Before Spanish Teacher

Teacher
23.5 %

Top Careers After Spanish Teacher

Teacher
16.4 %

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Average Salary for a Spanish Teacher

Spanish Teachers in America make an average salary of $49,735 per year or $24 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $72,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $34,000 per year.
Average Salary
$49,735

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range60k - 94k$75k$75,401
Annapolis, MD
Salary Range51k - 79k$64k$64,484
New York, NY
Salary Range49k - 79k$63k$62,928
Washington, DC
Salary Range45k - 70k$57k$56,564
Richmond, VA
Salary Range43k - 64k$53k$52,859
Portland, OR
Salary Range40k - 60k$50k$49,861
$32k
$94k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
MS Spanish Teacher (Effective School Year)
MS Spanish Teacher (Effective School Year)
Tucson Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
11/19/2020
11/19/2020
$41,20011/19/2020
$41,200
Spanish Teacher
Spanish Teacher
Edinburg Independent School District
Edinburg Independent School District
11/13/2020
11/13/2020
$50,25011/13/2020
$50,250
Elementary Spanish Teacher-Long Term Substitute Position
Elementary Spanish Teacher-Long Term Substitute Position
Summit Schools
Summit Schools
11/05/2020
11/05/2020
$58,69711/05/2020
$58,697
Spanish Teacher(S)
Spanish Teacher(S)
Hamilton Township School District
Hamilton Township School District
10/20/2020
10/20/2020
$51,00010/20/2020
$51,000
Spanish Teacher
Spanish Teacher
Kershaw County School District
Kershaw County School District
10/14/2020
10/14/2020
$36,44510/14/2020
$36,445
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Spanish Teacher Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Spanish Teacher. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Spanish Teacher Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Spanish Teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Spanish Teacher Demographics

Gender

female

70.5 %

male

24.6 %

unknown

4.9 %

Ethnicity

White

71.1 %

Asian

9.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

9.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.0 %

Portuguese

9.2 %

French

7.4 %
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Spanish Teacher Education

Degrees

Bachelors

44.3 %

Masters

38.3 %

Certificate

7.1 %

Top Colleges for Spanish Teachers

1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

4. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

5. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

6. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

7. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

In-State Tuition
$14,184
Enrollment
30,845

8. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

9. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

In-State Tuition
$53,391
Enrollment
8,568

10. University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$13,226
Enrollment
31,568
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Spanish Teacher

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Top Skills For a Spanish Teacher

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 11.7% of spanish teachers listed classroom management on their resume, but soft skills such as speaking skills and physical stamina are important as well.

  • Classroom Management, 16.7%
  • Student Learning, 13.6%
  • Spanish Language, 9.3%
  • Professional Development, 5.8%
  • Instructional Materials, 4.8%
  • Other Skills, 49.8%
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Best States For a Spanish Teacher

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a spanish teacher. The best states for people in this position are New Jersey, California, Alaska, and Maryland. Spanish teachers make the most in New Jersey with an average salary of $70,607. Whereas in California and Alaska, they would average $68,322 and $66,898, respectively. While spanish teachers would only make an average of $64,136 in Maryland, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. New Jersey

Total Spanish Teacher Jobs:
512
Highest 10% Earn:
$109,000
Location Quotient:
1.27
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. California

Total Spanish Teacher Jobs:
2,444
Highest 10% Earn:
$103,000
Location Quotient:
1.45
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Nevada

Total Spanish Teacher Jobs:
1,107
Highest 10% Earn:
$85,000
Location Quotient:
11.88
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Spanish Teacher Employers

We've made finding a great employer to work for easy by doing the hard work for you. We looked into employers that employ spanish teachers and discovered their number of spanish teacher opportunities and average salary. Through our research, we concluded that South Oak Cliff High School was the best, especially with an average salary of $47,483. Guilford County Schools follows up with an average salary of $40,154, and then comes Burke High School with an average of $34,234. In addition, we know most people would rather work from home. So instead of having to change careers, we identified the best employers for remote work as a spanish teacher. The employers include California Academy Of Sciences, Academy of Scholars, and Needham Public Schools

1. South Oak Cliff High School
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$47,483
Spanish Teachers Hired: 
48+
2. Guilford County Schools
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$40,154
Spanish Teachers Hired: 
35+
3. Burke High School
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$34,234
Spanish Teachers Hired: 
32+
4. Culpeper County High School
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$42,554
Spanish Teachers Hired: 
31+
5. Wyoming Valley Montessori School
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$44,427
Spanish Teachers Hired: 
30+
6. Fairfax County Public Schools
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$40,761
Spanish Teachers Hired: 
30+

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Updated October 2, 2020