What is "competitive salary" these days?

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  • magentalisted
    June 18, 2013
    60 posts

    I notice a lot of the ads for English teachers just list "competitive salary." What does that mean in this day and age?

    If you don't mind disclosing what your work situation is (age of students, class size, all at one school or are you "farmed out," holidays, etc. and minimum qualifications) and salary, I would appreciate it — I am interested to know what the "average" is these days in Chengdu. When I taught at a vocational school in 2005-2006 the working hours were low and holidays long and we were paid 4,000 a month for 12 months plus international roundtrip plane ticket and a pretty nice studio apartment off campus. But now cost of living has risen a lot since then so I guess salaries have risen somewhat as well?

  • nimbus
    June 21, 2013
    15 posts

    130-150/Hr. is my minimum, my friend demands 180-200/hr. for corporate classes. I'm teaching children 10-15 students.
    Beware of the salary scams, better to take an hourly rate with no office hours

  • varginboy
    February 20, 2014
    11 posts

    More scams in China: BEWARE

    Based on the facts and trends, the CFTU is submitting a proposal to the FEB and Minister of Labor to legislate a minimum wage law for Foriegn Teachers at three levels as follows:

    LEVEL I FOREIGN TEACHERS - 300 YUAN PER HOUR:

    Those native English speaking teachers holding post graduate degrees
    LEVEL II FOREIGN TEACHERS - 250 YUAN PER HOUR:
    Those native English speaking teachers holding bachelor degrees
    LEVEL III FOREIGN TEACHERS - 200 YUAN PER HOUR:

    Check website for details:

    http://www.cleverchinacheaters.com/2012/09/what-you-are-willing-to-work-for-is.html

    http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org/

    http://www.cleverchinacheaters.com/2012/09/avoiding-china-employment-traps.html

    http://www.chinascambusters.com/

    http://www.cleverchinacheaters.com/2012/09/what-you-are-willing-to-work-for-is.html

    http://www.cleverchinacheaters.com/2012/09/contracts-in-china-why-bother.html

    http://open.salon.com/blog/china_business_central/2012/12/14/china_foreign_teachers_exploited_and_abused_by_scams

    Expand thread make awareness and report all scams/frauds legally.

  • WorkConnect
    February 20, 2014
    2 posts

    150 is the VERY minimum for inexperienced teachers. If you are getting paid any less than that, your school is taking advantage of you.

    If you've been with a company for a year or two, you should be on 200 per hour.

    For private IELTS classes you can expect to make 450 for an hour and a half class.

    Bare in mind, training schools like EF normally charge students about 100 per student per hour to be in a kids class of up to 12. Other training schools have been known to charge students up for 800 per hour for an adults one to one class.

    What you should really do is get in with a small school that you trust, help them with the promotion and running of the school. If you can do this you should be able to negotiate splitting the fees rather than just an hourly rate.

    I post jobs from time to time so check my profile if you're interested.

  • varginboy
    February 23, 2014
    11 posts

    someone or Admin deleted my post ?????? why

  • Aireline
    February 23, 2014
    106 posts

    A little harsh it seems.

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