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English teacher salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $41.35
Low $26.66
High $64.13
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a english teacher is $41.35 per hour in the United States. 4.3k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for English Teachers in United States

  1. Kern Community College District
    22 reviews12 salaries reported
    $60.00per hour
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Highest paying cities for English Teachers near United States

  1. Bronx, NY
    $53.15 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $45.05 per hour
    90 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $43.50 per hour
    111 salaries reported
  1. Memphis, TN
    $43.21 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $42.54 per hour
    57 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $39.74 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $36.36 per hour
    45 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $34.79 per hour
    48 salaries reported
  3. China, ME
    $25.20 per hour
    6 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 skill

Experience with Children(earn +67.69% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 703.13% since 2018. English Teachers with this skill earn +67.69% more than the average base salary, which is $41.35 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20121increase by 1
201352increase by 5100.00%
20144873increase by 9271.15%
2015997decrease by 79.54%
20162027increase by 103.31%
2017560decrease by 72.37%
2018416decrease by 25.71%
20193341increase by 703.13%

Top companies hiring English Teachers with the recommended skill

Mina's School of Great Falls
Newport News Public Schools
University of Pittsburgh
Aiken County Public Schools
Alexandria City Public Schools
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Top fields of study
English Degree
Top certifications
ESL Certification

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?


Job openings

Average $18.46 per hour

English As A Second Language Teacher

Job openings

Average $23.49 per hour

Elementary School Teacher

Job openings

Average $18.12 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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