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English teacher salary in United States

How much does an English Teacher make in the United States?

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The average salary for a english teacher is $22.14 per hour in the United States. 2k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for English Teachers in United States

  1. Golden West College
    55 reviews112 salaries reported
    $60.64per hour
  2. $60.64per hour
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Highest paying cities for English Teachers near United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $24.54 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $22.32 per hour
    26 salaries reported
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Where can an English Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for English Teachers

Most recommended certification

ESL Certification

(earn +45.42% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 481.08% since 2018. English Teachers with this certification earn +45.42% more than the average base salary, which is $22.14 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
201213increase by 13
2013138increase by 961.54%
20141928increase by 1297.10%
20151826decrease by 5.29%
20164608increase by 152.35%
20175961increase by 29.36%
201811114increase by 86.45%
201964581increase by 481.08%

Top companies hiring English Teachers with the recommended certification

David's English Center
Columbia West College
Schoolization Global Education
Rise Connected
ESL Global Services
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Top schools offering ESL Certification

Teaching Nomad

2 reviews

Education Service Center Region 13

Top skills
Experience with Children
Top fields of study
English Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
23 jobs208
7 jobs7
21 jobs33
272 jobs570
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Most common benefits for English Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 5,706 ratings

53% of English Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


123,697 job openings

Average $19.73 per hour

English As A Second Language Teacher

5,930 job openings

Average $21.44 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an English Teacher

As an English teacher how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for the position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How can English teachers increase their salary?

Obtaining a master's degree in English studies or a related topic generally increases the salary an English teacher can earn. Some schools may pay all or part of the fees for furthering an English teacher's education. Many English teachers also work as private English tutors to increase their earnings.

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