How Much Do Adult Education Instructors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Adult Basic Education Instructors

Adult Basic Education Instructors teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$59810 per year
Hourly wage
$29 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$32,120 to $42,500 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,120 to $42,500 per year or $15 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $46 $95,630
Senior (Top 25%) $35 $72,000
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $55,350
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $42,500
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $32,120

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $42 $87,560
OR $36 $74,570
NJ $35 $72,720
NY $33 $68,930
RI $32 $65,830
CT $31 $64,860
VA $30 $63,380
DC $30 $63,250
TX $30 $62,850
WA $29 $60,200

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Adult Education Instructors are in the states of CA, OR, NJ, NY and RI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Other Information Services $80640 $38.77
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $67170 $32.29
Elementary and Secondary Schools $64640 $31.08
Junior Colleges $62090 $29.85
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $61320 $29.48
Religious Organizations $59420 $28.57
Social Advocacy Organizations $58250 $28.00
State Government $57580 $27.68
Grantmaking and Giving Services $57480 $27.64
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $56740 $27.28
Outpatient Care Centers $55430 $26.65
Other Schools and Instruction $52420 $25.20
Technical and Trade Schools $52330 $25.16
Employment Services $51390 $24.71
Local Government $50180 $24.13
Individual and Family Services $49260 $23.68
Management of Companies and Enterprises $48240 $23.19
Facilities Support Services $47450 $22.81
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $46970 $22.58
Child Day Care Services $46630 $22.42
Educational Support Services $44690 $21.49
Vocational Rehabilitation Services $43710 $21.02
Other Residential Care Facilities $42930 $20.64
Civic and Social Organizations $36690 $17.64
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $32930 $15.83

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