Compare teaching in the trenches of some third-tier school in a country often considered a hardship post, to spending your days on the beautiful, well equipped campus of a tier-1 school. Obviously, they share one thing in common: The job requires the same dedication to quality teaching. Something they share in stark contrast: They yield vastly different salaries. If you’re going to give it your all, why not get paid for it?
It’s been argued by convincing school Directors that salaries considered meager by US or European standards could well be fantastic in terms of the economy in which their school is located. This may be true and you probably could “live like a king” in that country on $2K US a month. But IF you have an eye on compiling substantial savings, you need to compare apples to apples and evaluate salaries in terms of what your salary and potential savings are worth back in your home country economy.
There ARE schools offering the kind of financial remuneration that allow teachers to sock away yearly savings of $80- $100K US while living a comfortable life style overseas. While obviously, a teaching couple can more easily realize the highest savings potential (banking one complete salary and the better part of the other), single teachers, too, can pull down big money at the right school.
ISR asks: Which schools currently offer savings potential upwards of $80K US yearly? If your school fits into this category, ISR invites you to Name your School and share with colleagues a little about your school’s salary, perks, etc.
Please school down to participate in this ISR Discussion