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

Average base salary
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105.6k salaries reported, updated at May 25, 2020
$18.49
per hour
The average salary for a english teacher is $18.49 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Work from home
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Health insurance

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for english teachers

Most recommended certification

ESL Certificationdimension-trending-icon

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 $18.49 per hour.

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Most common benefits for English Teachers

  • Work from home
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Health insurance
  • Paid housing
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Food provided

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 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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