Before you raid your child’s piggy bank for extra cash to pay for those unexpected bills, back up and hit the reset button. Then consider becoming a private tutor. We looked at empirical data of private tutors in Utah, and the results may pleasantly surprise you.
Why become a tutor
In Utah especially, becoming a private tutor can be financially rewarding. With the high number of children per capita and the relatively low number of private tutors in the market, that means more business for you.
Let’s look at a few of the immediate benefits:
- Being a private tutor can be very lucrative: The average tutoring hourly rate in Utah is $38.88 per hour.
- The barriers to entry are low: Almost anybody can be a tutor. If you can teach a subject relatively well, then you can become a tutor.
- Tutoring has flexible hours: You can tutor whenever you and your client are available. The flexibility is a great benefit to becoming a tutor.
- The demand is high and competition is low: After I show you some empirical data, you’ll see that some zip codes and cities in Utah are massively underserved. This is good news for you if you live in one of those areas — it means that competition is low and the demand can mean more business for you.
Private tutor empirical data
I’m the founder and CEO of a large private tutoring marketplace with over 80,000 tutors. Curious about regional and geographic differences in hourly tutoring rates, the number of tutors available, and the subjects taught in which zip codes, I decided to dive in and do some analysis for the state of Utah.
Here are a few key points about the tutoring dataset:
- In my tutoring marketplace, there are approximately 582 registered tutors in Utah. This number is likely lower than the actual number of tutors — for example, there are tutors who advertise their services on KSL and Craigslist, but not on my site.
- Based on this total count of tutors, the average tutoring rate for Utah is $38.88 per hour, with the highest reported hourly rate of $85 an hour and the lowest rate per hour at $15.75.
- The hourly rate fluctuates wildly between zip codes in the same city.
With the holidays coming up, taking up private tutoring as a side job can help you get that extra cash you’ll need to pay for those gifts.
How to use the data below
I mapped the Utah tutoring data set from my marketplace on the interactive map below. To use it, you simply zoom into your area or zip code of interest. Click on the balloon and you’ll be shown the average rate for that area and also how many tutors provide tutoring services in that zip code.
I also provide a table showing the tutoring rates by city. Scroll to see the data below the map.
Utah Tutoring RatesTable shows Math Tutoring Rates by city and zipcode in the State of Utah.
|City, State, Zipcode||Average Utah Tutoring Rate|
|Alpine, UT, 84004||$40.00|
|American Fork, UT, 84003||$45.00|
|Bountiful, UT, 84010||$35.50|
|Brigham City, UT, 84302||$31.83|
|Cedar City, UT, 84720||$35.00|
|Cedar City, UT, 84721||$32.50|
|Centerville, UT, 84014||$52.50|
|Clarkston, UT, 84305||$20.00|
|Clearfield, UT, 84015||$32.33|
|Corinne, UT, 84307||$30.00|
|Draper, UT, 84020||$45.91|
|Eagle Mountain, UT, 84005||$40.00|
|Eden, UT, 84310||$60.00|
|Farmington, UT, 84025||$47.00|
|Grantsville, UT, 84029||$30.00|
|Heber City, UT, 84032||$32.80|
|Herriman, UT, 84096||$42.50|
|Hooper, UT, 84315||$38.33|
|Hurricane, UT, 84737||$40.00|
|Ivins, UT, 84738||$45.00|
|Joseph, UT, 84739||$30.00|
|Kamas, UT, 84036||$50.00|
|Kaysville, UT, 84037||$43.33|
|Koosharem, UT, 84744||$30.00|
|Layton, UT, 84040||$36.00|
|Layton, UT, 84041||$33.60|
|Lehi, UT, 84043||$35.00|
|Lindon, UT, 84042||$45.00|
|Logan, UT, 84321||$33.73|
|Logan, UT, 84341||$35.91|
|Magna, UT, 84044||$36.67|
|Manti, UT, 84642||$60.00|
|Midvale, UT, 84047||$40.67|
|Midway, UT, 84049||$30.00|
|Moab, UT, 84532||$40.00|
|Montezuma Creek, UT, 84534||$40.00|
|Monticello, UT, 84535||$35.00|
|Mount Pleasant, UT, 84647||$20.00|
|Nephi, UT, 84648||$45.00|
|New Harmony, UT, 84757||$35.00|
|North Salt Lake, UT, 84054||$48.50|
|Ogden, UT, 84401||$30.71|
|Ogden, UT, 84403||$38.13|
|Ogden, UT, 84404||$33.43|
|Ogden, UT, 84405||$31.33|
|Ogden, UT, 84414||$25.00|
|Orem, UT, 84057||$36.33|
|Orem, UT, 84058||$42.15|
|Orem, UT, 84097||$33.33|
|Paradise, UT, 84328||$40.00|
|Park City, UT, 84060||$35.00|
|Payson, UT, 84651||$41.50|
|Pleasant Grove, UT, 84062||$41.67|
|Providence, UT, 84332||$35.00|
|Provo, UT, 84601||$42.56|
|Provo, UT, 84602||$42.50|
|Provo, UT, 84604||$36.21|
|Provo, UT, 84606||$37.50|
|Richfield, UT, 84701||$35.00|
|Richmond, UT, 84333||$40.00|
|Riverton, UT, 84065||$37.50|
|Roy, UT, 84067||$40.00|
|Saint George, UT, 84770||$40.00|
|Saint George, UT, 84790||$37.92|
|Salem, UT, 84653||$46.67|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84081||$38.33|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84101||$45.00|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84102||$39.20|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84103||$42.27|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84104||$43.33|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84105||$42.14|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84106||$43.80|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84107||$43.00|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84108||$34.29|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84109||$37.89|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84111||$38.20|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84112||$40.00|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84115||$38.13|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84116||$33.75|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84117||$39.71|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84118||$38.67|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84119||$31.67|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84120||$37.80|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84121||$43.73|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84123||$31.00|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84124||$43.75|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84128||$50.00|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84129||$30.00|
|Salt Lake City, UT, 84152||$40.00|
|Sandy, UT, 84070||$42.50|
|Sandy, UT, 84092||$36.43|
|Sandy, UT, 84093||$36.67|
|Sandy, UT, 84094||$47.50|
|Santaquin, UT, 84655||$40.00|
|Saratoga Springs, UT, 84045||$45.00|
|Smithfield, UT, 84335||$31.67|
|South Jordan, UT, 84095||$44.41|
|Spanish Fork, UT, 84660||$73.21|
|Spring City, UT, 84662||$30.00|
|Springville, UT, 84663||$41.67|
|Syracuse, UT, 84075||$42.50|
|Tooele, UT, 84074||$40.00|
|Tremonton, UT, 84337||$30.00|
|Washington, UT, 84780||$38.75|
|West Jordan, UT, 84084||$37.33|
|West Jordan, UT, 84088||$38.33|
|Woods Cross, UT, 84087||$40.00|
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