How much money can I make teaching English abroad?
What are salaries for English teachers overseas?
English teacher salaries abroad depend on the teacher’s position, qualifications and the country where they teach. Foreign English teacher salaries are typically, though not always, paid in local currency and should be viewed through the prism of the local cost of living. This means than an English teachers earning $1,000 a month in Peru will enjoy the same standard of living as a teacher in Madrid earning 2000 Euro because while the teacher in Madrid earns more in absolute terms, the cost of living is higher in Spain.
Europe and Latin America - English teacher salaries abroad in these regions typically allow expatriate English teachers to live comfortably in an apartment, cover basic expenses, dine out, travel by public transportation and have some extra money to travel and pursue other interests. In most cases, first-time English teacher salaries will not enable you to save extensive sums, but in both regions, private lessons are in high demand and provide excellent opportunities for English teachers to earn additional income.
Asia - English teacher salaries will typically enable you to save between 30%-50% of your salary after expenses, which can range from $200-$300 a month in a country like Thailand to $ 1,000 or more a month in South Korea. The range in savings will be determined in part by your salary compared to the local cost of living and by the exchange rate between US Dollars or (whatever your native currency is) and the local currency in which you will be paid.