Top TEFL Jobs Survey
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i-to-i surveyed 300 of the jobs from our jobs board and 392 of our TEFL teachers to find out what life as a TEFL teacher is really like. If you’ve ever considered teaching abroad – you’ll want to read this!
Read on to find out:
1. TEFL Salaries – Which country has the highest (and the lowest) average salary?
2. Why do people get a TEFL job? What motivates them to teach abroad?
3. Which country specifically requests male applicants only?
TEFL Salaries 2013
The highest TEFL salaries are available in Saudi Arabia with average salaries in this part of the world ringing in at $3500 per month (tax free)
The lowest TEFL salaries (according to our survey) are found in Argentina – where employers pay between $240-$800 per month
Many new TEFL teachers head to South Korea, China and Japan to teach – as many employers assist with or pay for flights, accommodation or both!
The highest salary currently on the i-to-i jobs board is $120,000 (tax free) – not bad, eh?
The biggest range in TEFL salaries is found in Spain – summer camps pay the lowest and universities the highest!
TEFL Salary information (for a full data chart please see the end of the article)
TEFL Motivations 2013
So why do people TEFL? In January 2013 i-to-i surveyed 392 TEFLers to find out why they decided to teach overseas*. Here are the results:
47.6% wanted to earn money whilst travelling
63.4% wanted to experience a new culture
40% wanted to gain work experience and improve their CV
Other answers included to improve on a language skill and to try out teaching before commiting to a career in the sector
How is it working out for them?
Well, pretty good actually! 70.4% of those currently teaching abroad described their work morale as high or very high – this is in sharp contrast to the research conducted earlier this year that showed 55% of teachers in the UK to have a ‘low’ or ‘very low’ morale.
*Respondents were allowed to select multiple answers
Full salary data