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ESL Daily: Asian English Language School Salary Comparison
Asian English Language School Salary Comparison
Coming to Asia to teach English has a lot to offer. Each country has different Salary and benefits. Keep in mind that the benefits and salary varies depending on what city you are in. Some of the major Countries are as follows (money is in US dollars).
South Korea: Average Salary: $1900 - $2500, Housing: included, Health Care: 50/50 Airfare: included.
Thailand: Average Salary: $400 – $700, Housing: Sometimes, Health Care: Usually Not, Airfare: Usually Not.
Japan: Average Salary: $2000 - $3000 Housing: Sometimes, Health Care: Usually, Airfare: Sometimes or partial.
China: Average Salary: $400 – $700, Housing: Included, Health Care: Included, Airfare: Partial.
Vietnam: Average Salary: $800 up, Housing: Most include, Health Care: Partial, Airfare: Sometimes or Partial.
Taiwan: Average Salary: $1500 - $2000 Housing: Most places, Health Care: Most, Airfare: Partial or in full.
Hong Kong: Average Salary: $1200 - $1700, Housing: Included, Health Care: Sometimes, Airfare: Partial.
Laos: Average Salary: $200 - $400, Housing: No, Health Care: No, Airfare: No
There are many other Asian countries offering ESL jobs such as Malaysia and Cambodia. Each country has it’s own pay rate. Some countries have higher expectations of it’s teachers than others, be aware of the criteria. You can find jobs and their criteria through websites like eslcafe.com or ajarn.com. Many contracts now require you to send a copy of your university degree (if not the original) and other documents to process your work visa. Visa work can take up to or more than a month, it is best to start your search early.