The median hourly wage of self-enrichment teachers was $17.47 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.03 and the top 10 percent earned more than $33.92.
It is common for teachers to have a full-time job in another occupation, but some have several part-time teaching assignments. Part-time instructors are usually paid for each class that they teach and receive few benefits.
Many classes for adults are held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate students with jobs or family responsibilities. Classes for children are usually held after school or on weekends.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition