What are Salaries for English Teachers in Japan?

How much money can you make teaching English in Japan?

Most first-time English teachers in Japan get paid between 247,700 JPY ($2,250 USD) to 286,200 JPY ($2,600 USD) per month. First-year participants teaching English in Japan on the JET Program receive an average monthly wage of 280,000 JPY, ($2550 USD) per month with yearly pay increases. Airfare and housing costs are typically the teachers responsibility.

What are the Pros/Cons of Teaching English Abroad Through a Government Assistantship Program?

By Chelsea Hendrickx 

While most international English teachers are employed by private language schools across the globe, there are a handful of countries that operate what’s know as a Government Assistantship Program, which provides opportunities for foreign English teachers to work in public schools, including grade schools & high schools. Participants in these program typically assist a native teacher from the local country with English classes, rather than teaching and running a class entirely on their own.

What is the JET Program for Teaching English in Japan?

By: Chelsea Hendrickx

How do you teach English in Japan on the JET Program?

JET stands for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, which is a cultural exchange and teaching program sponsored by the Japanese government that employs university-educated, native English-speakers to teach English in Japan. Accepted participants are placed in positions throughout the country, so while you can request preferences, your teaching location will ultimately be chosen for you.

Public  & Private Schools: What Are Your Options for Teaching English in Japan?

By Shay Ames

  • Want to teach English in Japan, but are unsure of whether you prefer to teach in a public school or a private school? 
  • Are you wondering if there are alternatives to the famous JET Program for teaching in public schools?
  • Do you just want to know what your options are for teaching English in Japan?