Average TOEIC Scores by Age, Gender, Country and Education

TOEIC Listening and Reading Scores

Average TOEIC scores by country, age, gender and education
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If you've taken the TOEIC Listening and Reading exam, then you know that it can be difficult to ascertain how well you've done on the test. Even though many businesses and institutions have minimum TOEIC scores or proficiency levels for hiring, the levels may be quite different from another institutions base requirements. So, where do you stand with the scores you've earned? How do your scores compare to those who have also taken the test?

Here are the average TOEIC scores by a number of different factors: age, gender, country of birth and education levels. Perhaps you can get a more complete picture of your mastery of the English language by taking a peek at these statistics. 

Average TOEIC Scores By Country of Birth

The first numbers after the countries are the mean or average TOEIC scores for the Listening Test.

The second numbers are the mean or average TOEIC scores for the Reading Test.

Remember that the highest possible score achievable on each exam is a 495 and anything over 450 is generally considered excellent with no real weaknesses in the language by the makers of the test, ETS. 

  • ALBANIA 208  168 
  • ALGERIA 344  299 
  • ARGENTINA 368  340  
  • BELGIUM 393  362
  • BRAZIL 334  303 
  • CAMEROON 322  282
  • CANADA 432  393
  • CHILE 257  218 
  • CHINA, PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC 350  322
  • COLOMBIA 343  304 
  • COSTA RICA 378 326
  • COTE D`IVOIRE (IVORY COAST) 324 297 
  • CZECH REPUBLIC 398 362 
  • EGYPT 218 177 
  • FRANCE 377  342 
  • GERMANY 425  362 
  • GREECE 321 247 
  • HONG KONG 297 235 
  • INDIA 408  361 
  • INDONESIA 234 188
  • ITALY 371  355 
  • JAPAN 284  228
  • KOREA (ROK) 351  295
  • LEBANON 409  354
  • MACAO 258 191
  • MALAYSIA 362  294 
  • MONGOLIA 247 189
  • MOROCCO 375  324  
  • PAKISTAN 299 227
  • PERU 307 279 
  • PHILIPPINES 384  325 
  • POLAND 315  243 
  • PORTUGAL 404  362 
  • REUNION 352  318 
  • RUSSIA 359  308 
  • SENEGAL 344  298
  • SLOVAKIA 358 317 
  • SPAIN 345  335 
  • TAIWAN 294  242 
  • THAILAND 274 207 
  • TUNISIA 374  334 
  • TURKEY 355 299  
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 298  183 
  • VIETNAM 249  229   

Average TOEIC Scores By Age

It appears as though the 26 - 30-year-olds have the highest average TOEIC scores in this set of statistics, even though they only accounted for 17.6% of testers. Check it out:

AgeAverage Listening ScoreAverage Reading Score
under 20276215
21-25328274
26-30339285
31-35320270
36-40305258
41-45293246
over 45288241

 

Average TOEIC Scores By Gender

Just 44.1% of test-takers were female, compared to the 55.9% of testers who were male. On average, women out-scored men on both the Listening and Reading tests. 

  • Female Listening Score Average: 327
  • Female Reading Score Average: 266
  • Male Listening Score Average: 304
  • Female Reading Score Average: 255

Average TOEIC Scores By Level of Education

More than half (56.5%) of the test-takers sitting for the TOEIC exam were in college, attempting to earn their undergraduate degree at a four-year university. Here are the statistics, based on the levels of education of the testers. Again, the first score is for the Listening exam and the second is for the Reading portion.

  • Graduate school: 351  310
  • Undergraduate college:  338  285
  • Junior high school: 284 214
  • High school: 276  212
  • Elementary school: 265  220
  • Community college:  268  210
  • Language institution:  268 194
  • Vocational school after high school: 258  193
  • Vocational school:  236  169

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