There are a number of reasons many choose to teach in Korea. Some seek an opportunity to explore jobs in the teaching field. Others have already decided that teaching is for them and would like some valuable experience to make them more marketable back home. And then there are those that just like working with kids and would like to take a break before settling down. Whatever the reason, teaching in Korea will give you a unique experience while earning great pay at the same time.
What is life in Korea like?
Korea has come a long way from the devastation of the Korean War. Over the past 50 years, Korea has developed at an alarming pace. Today, this small little country is the 11th largest economy in the world. Its IT infrastructure is unparalleled in the world. It offers one of the most efficient public transportation systems of all major cities, most of the amenities Westerners can find with in their own country, a unique culture, delicious and healthy foods, and some the kindest, warmest people in the world.
How much will I get paid and where will I live?
Like with any job, pay is determined by what an applicant brings to the table. It is not enough just to be able to fluently speak English. The average salary of teacher here in Korea is 2.0~2.1 million won per month. This salary is more than enough for a person to live fairly comfortably and be able to save so money for back home. Plus, housing is provided (single or shared) which reduces expenses immensely. Most teachers live in modern single housing that provide all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some teachers request shared housing to help with the adjustment to the new environment. Either way, your housing will be taken care of.
+ USD 1,900
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** If you are successfully complete a 12 month contract, you'll also receive,
1) Severance pay equivalent to one month's salary: USD 1,900
2) National pension reimbursement: Approximately USD 1,900~2,000 or more
If you live an ordinary life while in Korea, you can end up saving approximately 15,000 USD in ONE YEAR!
Korean Income Tax rate is around 3%~5%
National pension reimbursement is only applicable to American and Canadian Citizens.