How much do German tutors charge per hour?

According to our research, the average German tutor hourly rate is $29 USD (€28 or £24.50). However, rates vary significantly based on multiple factors, including experience, qualifications, country, and whether lessons are online or face-to-face, as you'll see below.

German 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 German tutor hourly rate (av) View tutors
Germany $29/h (£24.5) See tutors from Germany
Austria $30/h (£25.3) See tutors from Austria
Switzerland $33/h (£27) See tutors from Switzerland

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

What factors affect how much German tutors charge per hour?

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

  • Experience. German tutors with more 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 Goethe exams for example, they're likely to be in higher demand and charge more.
  • Location. Tutors living in big 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 you, saving them time and money. This allows them to charge a lower rate than if they had to meet you face-to-face.

Of course, learning 1-on-1 with an experienced German tutor is still not the cheapest way to learn. For example, you could start learning via an app instead. But once you know a few words, nothing beats 1-on-1 lessons with a talented teacher.

As you can see, it's hard to answer precisely when someone asks: how much do German 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 German tutor rates per hour and view profiles, you can click on the image below: