How much do English tutors charge per hour?

According to our research, the average English tutor hourly rate is $19 USD (€18 or £16). However, rates vary significantly based on numerous factors, including experience, qualifications, where the tutor lives, and whether lessons are online or face-to-face. You can see more detail below.

English 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 online tutors and those teaching face-to-face. If you want to see hourly rates for available online tutors by country, click the links in the table below.

Country English tutor hourly rate (av) View tutors
United Kingdom $21/h (€20 or £18) See tutors from UK
United States $18/h (€17 or £15) See tutors from USA
Canada $20/h (€19 or £17) See tutors from Canada
South Africa $17/h (€16 or £14) See tutors from South Africa
Australia $25/h (€24 or £21) See tutors from Australia

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

What factors affect how much English tutors charge per hour?

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

  • Experience. English tutors with lots of experience are more popular and typically want higher pay to reflect the years they've dedicated to their profession.
  • Qualifications. If the tutor has qualified to prepare students for the Ielts exams for example, they're likely to be in higher demand and charge more.
  • Location. Tutors living in large cities, or in the US or Northern Europe, will have a higher cost of living than those who live in rural areas or lower income countries. This may be reflected in their rate per hour.
  • Online or face-to-face. Those who teach online don't need to travel to your home or office, 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 precisely when someone asks: how much do English 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 the latest English tutor rates per hour and view profiles, you can click on the image below: