What are Salaries for English Teachers in China?
Boasting the world’s fastest growing economy and home to 300 million English students, China represents the largest and one of the most lucrative job markets for teaching English abroad. Given the scope of China’s market for English language instruction, the types of jobs and salaries for those teaching English vary widely, but most first-time English teachers in China from the U.S., Canada, U.K. or other native English-speaking countries typically make between $1,800 to $2,500 per month, and some make more than that.
It’s acceptable to teach private lessons or pick up an extra class or two at a training center. Private classes can range anywhere from $30-$50 an hour at a training center and there’s really no limit to how much a teacher can make if they form their own classes. It’s not too difficult to make an extra $800-$1,000 a month from private lessons. In addition, work opportunities are more varied. A lot of teachers come to China and end up working in different industries than they thought possible.
Many English teachers in China also receive free apartment or housing allowance (depends on the location) to cover housing costs and some also receive free or reimbursed airfare.