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

2.3k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
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The average salary for a english teacher is $18.70 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Work from home
  • Referral program
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
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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 Certification

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.

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%

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Most common benefits for English Teachers

  • Work from home
  • Referral program
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid housing
  • Employee discount
  • Commuter assistance
  • 403(b)
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid sick time
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Salary satisfaction

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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

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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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