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Realistic Salary Expectations for Teaching English Overseas

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A leading TEFL job service, China Link ESL, sets realistic guidelines as to what teachers can expect to earn while teaching English overseas.

LONDON - EntSun -- There is a healthy demand for native English speakers with TEFL certification to each English to students in Chinese schools. One of the primary concerns teachers have prior to making the decision to teach abroad is if their earnings will be sufficient to support a good quality standard of living, especially if traveling back home from time to time is involved.

A representative made the statement, "Chinese schools offer competitive salaries which provide a comfortable living standard in China. Teachers find that their salary allows them purchasing power is China far superior to their native country. A teacher can possibly live comfortably in China while saving up to half their salary."

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Here's what teaching English in China with China Link ESL looks like:

Payments to teachers are usually paid on a monthly basis in local currency, Chinese RMB. Salaries can range from RMB 6,000 ($984) and RMB 15,000 ($2500) per month for teachers with less experience in smaller towns up to RMB8,000 ($1300) –RMB20,000 ($3000) for teachers with more experience in larger cities. The average salary of an experienced foreign teacher working 35-40 hours (including office hours) would be RMB14,000 ($2300) or more.

Teachers can also supplement their earnings with private teaching in which they can charge anywhere from RMB 150 ($25) to RMB 300 ($50). Working only five extra hours on the weekend would earn a teacher charging RMB 150/h, up to RMB 3,000 ($500) per month. Teachers also have the option to work during the summer and winter in summer and winter camps held in Chinese provinces. Teaching for for 14 days in a row, 4-5 classes a day and a teacher will earn between RMB 8,000 and RMB 12,000 (just for this period)

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So not only can a teacher earn a very good living teaching English in China but with a little hustle teaching overseas can become a very lucrative profession.

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Brian Acton

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