What’s the teach English abroad salary in the world?
I’ve been getting loads of emails asking about average salaries in different countries for English teachers. ESL teaching is one of the best and easiest ways to live and make money abroad. There are numerous wonderful places to choose to teach English. But it all comes down to quality of living. English teachers get paid in peanuts in some places but the cost of living is very reasonable and they end up saving some money in such places. But there are some places out there that you can make thousands and thousands of dollars each month but it wouldn’t even be enough to see the end of the month in some places. It’s all about the cost of living.
Thailand is one of the most popular places among ESL teachers. The reason for that is of course the cost of living is very low and also quality of living is very high. You won’t making loads of cash in Thailand, but you will have such great lifestyle. English teachers get paid more than any other middle class Thais. But if you don’t have a degree or if you get a work in government schools then you’ll have difficult time to save money.
Korea is also similar to Thailand. English teachers get paid just enough money to be able to survive but mostly they have overtime hours to get some extra cash. If you can adopt to Korean culture and start living like one of the locals then your salary will be just fine to have a good living. But it might be better to consider go moderate with your spendings.
Indonesia and India are some of the less paying countries. But the cost of living is ridiculously low in these countries. Especially in Indonesia not much to do so you might even end up saving quite chunk money each month. India is a huge country and full of surprises. So you might end up spending most of your money travelling on your holidays. But it is quite possible to have a good living style if you eat what Indians eat, if you stay where Indians stay, if you hang out where Indians hang out instead of carrying on with your old habits.
Europe is a great continent to teach English. The main reason for that is of course the salaries that they pay for English teachers. But Europe is not cheap. Accommodation, food, drinks, transportation, travelling etc. They all quite pricey. Turkey is probably one of the best locations to teach English in Europe. Since they are not in the European Union the prices are still quite lower than other places in Europe. Especially in Istanbul you can get a good paying ESL job easily. Spain and Italy are two wonderful places to be. But since they are the part of EU, cost of living is incredibly high in these places. And actually they pay not very well to English teachers if you are not lucky or well qualifies to get private school jobs. Prague could be a good place to look into. Cost of living and teacher salaries are kind of matching to provide you a nice living.
I’ll give you some numbers but these teach English abroad salary numbers will make sense if you have knowledge about the cost of living on each country.
Here’s some numbers for you to see exactly how English teachers getting paid in some countries;
English Teacher Salaries in Thailand:
Teacher salary is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month.
Avarage working hours 27 hours a week in Thailand
English Teacher Salaries in Korea:
Teacher salary is around $1,800 to $2,200 per month.
Avarage working hours 25 hours a week in Korea
English Teacher Salaries in Vietnam:
Teacher salary is around $1,500 to $1,800 per month.
Avarage working hours 25 hours a week in Vietnam
English Teacher Salaries in India:
Teacher salary is around $900 to $1,500 per month.
Avarage working hours 20-40 hours a week in India
English Teacher Salaries in Prague:
Teacher salary is around $1,000 to $1,400 per month.
Avarage working hours 25 hours a week in Prague
English Teacher Salaries in Turkey:
Teacher salary is around $1,200 to $1,700 per month.
Avarage working hours 28 hours a week in Turkey
English Teacher Salaries in Spain:
Teacher salary is around $1,700 to $2,300 per month.
Avarage working hours 20-40 hours a week in Spain
English Teacher Salaries in Italy:
Teacher salary is around $1,600 to $2,000 per month.
Avarage working hours 28 hours a week in Italy
English Teacher Salaries in Indonesia:
Teacher salary is around $600 to $800 per month.
Avarage working hours 25 hours a week in Indonesia
English Teacher Salaries in Japan:
Teacher salary is around $2,500 to $3,000 per month.
Avarage working hours 20-40 hours a week in Japan