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Vietnam: If you work a 25-hour workload, it is common to see our teachers report they are making $1,600 to $2,100 USD per month, net. A studio apartment or flat can be had for less than $500 USD per month.
Cambodia: $1,200 to $1,400 per month starting is typical. $200 to $300 USD per month for an apartment is the norm.
Myanmar: An interesting place that has opened up more recently. $750 to $1,200 USD was typical up until a couple of years ago. Some of our teachers have reported earnings in the $1,000 to $1,500 USD range. A few high-end private schools have paid as high as $2,200 for the very-qualified degree-holders.
Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Laos have reported salaries in the $800 to $1,400 USD range.
China: A whopping population with a whopping demand. However, the pay will vary on the locations. Some schools pay as low as $800 USD, while others pay as high as $2,000 USD. It depends on what you are looking for in your experience. A few schools have been reported to accept teachers without a degree, but we have not verified this. Be careful, as you should with any school in the world.
Japan: A wealthier country with an appetite to learn English, teachers here have reported salary ranges from $1,700 USD to as high as $4,000 USD! However, be understanding that the cost of living is much higher here, so your salary will not go as far. A plus is that many schools may offer you an apartment as part of the compensation package if they are paying on the lower-end of the scale.
South Korea: Another wealthier country in Asia, teachers have reported $1,100 to $2,500 USD per month. Understand that the cost of living here is also quite high.
Russia: The Eurasian nation has reported that $1,000 USD to $1,600 USD is the normal range. Accommodations are frequently part of the compensation package.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait: In the Middle-East, the oil-rich nations pay their teachers a very good, TAX-FREE salary. Saudi Arabia has been known to regularly pay teachers $2,400 to $4,000 USD. Many cases, accommodations are also part of the compensation package. Wow!
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia: $600 to $1000 USD is quite common in the larger South American countries. Although pay is modest, accommodations are usually included.
Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico: Often they pay a more modest salary in the $500 to $800 USD range, however, as with the rest of South America, they give you a place to stay normally.
Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Romania: $800 to $1000 USD is often the norm for these parts of Europe.
Portugal, Italy, Uzbekistan: $1,300 to $1,700 USD have been reported by teachers here.
Turkey, Switzerland: Two very different markets, however we have reports from teachers making $1,800 to $2,400 USD per month. Some have even reported $3,000 USD.
Moldova: $250 USD per month doesn't sound like much, however, Moldova has one of the lowest GDPs in the world. An apartment will take up about half of your salary, so you might want to get a roommate. Luckily, everything else is less-expensive so you can survive and make a difference here.
India: $500 to $1000 USD per year has been reported as the norm and the low cost of living make it comfortably enough.
Not many schools in Africa are able to pay teachers adequately, however, here are a few places we have received reports on.
Morocco: $1,000 USD to $1,200 USD
Tunisia: $1,400 USD to $2,000 USD - Tax Free and with a place to live!
Sub-Saharan African Nations: Largely volunteer-only. Some may offer a small stipend. However, maybe this is your calling!
Online: Yes! Many companies have been giving people the chance to teach via their cellphones! Generally speaking, the companies are linking you together with mostly children, but some adults, from China and Taiwan. $10 to $20 USD per hour is the norm. Maybe this is how you can make ends meet in the countries that cannot pay you well?
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