Online tutor | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Online tutors support students who are studying courses over the internet.

  • Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.  
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.  
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.  
  • Provide private
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Online tutors typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Online tutor you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    41,661 GBP *
    per year
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Online tutor

    • 46,316 GBP
    • 38,803 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Online tutor
    Average salary for full-time Online tutor

    • 22,508 GBP
    • 22,352 GBP
    • 22,978 GBP
    • 41,661 GBP
    • 38,803 GBP
    • 46,316 GBP
    Salary over time for Online tutor

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 37,973 GBP
    • 38,483 GBP
    • 39,040 GBP
    • 39,334 GBP
    • 39,710 GBP
    • 40,268 GBP
    • 41,661 GBP
    • 42,089 GBP
    • 42,500 GBP

    Future outlook for Online tutors

    Very good outlook
    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)

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    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Online tutor and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 42% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 27% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
    • 19% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You could do a college course like the Level 3 Award in Education and Training to get some of the skills needed for this job. This is suitable if you're not yet in a teaching role or have limited teaching hours.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Online tutor


    Things to highlight for your Online tutor interview

    Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

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