How much do Chinese tutors charge per hour?

According to our research, the average Chinese tutor hourly rate is $23 USD (€22 or £19). However, rates vary significantly based on multiple factors, including experience, qualifications, where the tutor is based, and whether lessons are face-to-face or online. Find out more below.

Chinese Tutor Rates Per Hour

Below you can see how the average rate per hour varies by the country the tutor is from. The data is based on rates analysed for both face-to-face and online tutors. If you want to see hourly rates for available online tutors from each country, click the links in the table below.

Country Chinese tutor hourly rate (av) View tutors
China $18/h (£15/h) See tutors from China
Hong Kong $24/h (£20/h) See tutors from HK
Singapore $23/h (£19/h) See tutors from Singapore

You can check Chinese tutors' rates and reviews on LanguaTalk. Click here to view live Chinese tutor rates per hour. Online tutors tend to be noticeably cheaper than local tutors in the USA and Northern Europe.

What factors affect how much Chinese tutors charge per hour?

When you look for someone to help you learn Chinese, you'll see there's a wide range in how much Chinese tutors cost. This is based on many factors, including:

  • Experience. Chinese tutors with more experience are in higher demand and typically want higher pay to reflect the years they've dedicated to their profession.
  • Location. Tutors in large cities or higher income countries tend to cost more due to having a high cost of living.
  • Qualifications. If the tutor has qualified to prepare students for the HSK exams for example, they're likely to be able to charge more.
  • Online or face-to-face. Those who teach online don't need to travel to you, saving them time and money. This allows them to charge a lower rate than if they had to meet you face-to-face.

As you can see, it's hard to answer with precision when someone asks: how much do Chinese tutors charge per hour? We hope the above information has informed you on the typical ranges you can expect based on country, experience and lesson format. If you'd like to see up-to-date Chinese tutor rates per hour and view profiles, you can click on the image below: