How Much Can You Earn As An English Teacher in China


 

 

 

"How much can I earn by teaching in China?"

I cannot tell you an exact figure since your salary depends on different cities, different types of schools, types of students and your personal abilities. But the average salary can give you some useful references.

 

Average salary for teaching jobs in China (for foreign teachers): 20K RMB / USD 2800 per month

 

Level of Chinese cities (as of 2019)

China has evaluated 337 cities at prefecture-level and above according to the commercial resource agglomeration, urban hub, urban resident activity, lifestyle diversity and future plasticity, And the article mainly compares teaching salaries in first-tier cities, new first-tier cities, and second-tier cities.

 

Ø  First-tier Cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen

Ø  New first-tier Cities (15): Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Tianjin, Suzhou, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Dongguan, Shenyang, Qingdao, Hefei, Foshan

Ø  Second-tier Cities (main cities): Wuxi, Ningbo, Kunming, Dalian, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Harbin

 

The average cost of living:

First-tier cities: 6,000 RMB/per month

New first-tier cities: 4.500 RMB/per month

Second-tier cities: 3,000 RMB/per month

 

The types of schools:

International schools (always with the highest salary)

Kindergartens

Training centers

Public schools

Universities or colleges (always with the lowest salary)

 

The Salaries on average of different tiers cities and different types of school (RMB/per month)

TYPE OF SCHOOL

FIRST-TIER CITY

NEW FIRST-TIER CITY

SCEOND-TIER CITY

International School

20,000-36,000

15,000-30,000

16,000-18,000

kindergarten

20,000-28,000

15,000-25,000

10,000-13,000

Training center

20,000-25,000

14,000-22,000

12,000-18,000

Public school

16,000-21,000

14,000-20,000

13,000-20,000

University/college

13,000-17,000

8,000-12,000 

8,000-10,000

 

(Notice: If you want to know the specific conditions and requirements of teaching in different types of schools, please check our previous blog.)