How much does an English Teacher make in the United States?
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
Best-paid skills and qualifications for english teachers
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 $18.70 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2012||13||increase by 13|
|2013||138||increase by 961.54%|
|2014||1928||increase by 1297.10%|
|2015||1826||decrease by 5.29%|
|2016||4608||increase by 152.35%|
|2017||5961||increase by 29.36%|
|2018||11114||increase by 86.45%|
|2019||64581||increase by 481.08%|
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53% of English teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.