Top 5 Countries that Pay Well for English Teachers

Everybody has most likely heard the phrase “you don’t become a teacher to get rich.” While teaching English abroad will certainly not get you your own private island, it will may you rich in travel, culture, and experiences. With that said, many countries do pay well for English teachers. Want to find out which? Check out the list below.

Here are the top five countries that pay well for English teachers.

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South Korea
ESL teachers in Korean usually save about 50% of their salary each month. This means you can save about $1,000 a month or nearly $1,500 a year. How? English teachers are provided with free furnished housing and even reimbursed for their airfare to and from Korean as stipend flight home at the end of their contract.

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China
Most teachers save about $500-1,500 a month after their expenses. This is because most English teachers also receive free housing and reimbursed airfare. You can spend your weekends traveling through the oldest civilizations on the planet and explore the fast-paced life in Shenzhen or Shanghai.

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Japan
When teaching in Japan, most English teachers can save $600-500 a month after their necessary expenses. Most recruit agencies will provide all the necessary documents and even get hired before you leave your home country. You can spend your day off strolling through the medieval cities of Kyoto and get lost in the modern town of Tokyo.

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Taiwan
Just located southeast of China, Taiwan offers an excellent opportunity to explore the Chinese culture in a tropical environment. English teachers earn enough to save about $500 t0 700 a month after expenses. You can enjoy the vibrant street life with living standards are high and enjoy the gorgeous coastlines of Taiwan.

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Gulf of Arab States
The Gulf of Arab States includes the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. These oil-rich areas have led the Arab countries to invest billions into their educational systems – especially the English language. Qualified English teachers have said to receive high pay and benefits to teach. In fact, the average salary ranges from $2,000 – $5,000 a month, without taxes. You may also receive benefits such as health insurance, housing, and flights to and from home.

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