The annual national average for Spanish teachers is $42,000, as of 2015, according to Simply Hired. Many factors determine how much a language instructor is paid, including the area and the level of education of the teacher.Continue Reading
Examples of the range of average salary as determined by location are the pay rates as categorized by state. In New York, the average yearly salary for a Spanish teacher at the postsecondary level is almost $83,000, as of 2015. In California it's nearly $88,000. In Texas it's $58,000, and in Virginia teachers get paid an average of $51,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Metropolitan areas have the highest paying salaries for language teachers. Santa Ana-Anaheim, California pays its teachers an average of $118,000. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and the surrounding area follow with mean salaries of $104,000 a year, and Spanish teachers in the San Francisco have an average wage of $101,000.
To become state certified to teach Spanish, teachers must have completed a Bachelor's of Science degree in education or language instruction and be fluent and literate in Spanish. Some states require that a foreign language instructor complete a masters degree in language, with pay rates to reflect the individual's education.Learn more about Salaries