What can I expect if I teach English in China? Salary and benefits information for 2018

Learn about the new opportunities for teaching TEFL in China with Premier English!


Graduate salary information: teaching English is a respectable career in China, even more so than other educational vocations. As a graduate teacher with Premier English you could earn up to 12,000 RMB per month. This will give you a high standard of living in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the country. Teaching English in China is a versatile career path which can lead to great opportunities after just a few years’ experience. Because China is a massive, booming economy and a global powerhouse of industry and science, you won’t be stuck in the same ‘gap year gig’ job many other locations might leave you with- in China you’re at the forefront of a rapidly evolving, global leader with ambition & a hunger for success- where the desire for Western education means quality English teachers are in high demand. This means good English teachers can earn excellent salaries- and as with many careers the first step on the ladder is gaining experience in a supportive, high-quality environment.


What if you want to teach English in China without a degree?
Teaching English is a demanding career with tough requirements set by the Chinese government for visa applicants. Non-graduates are not granted teaching visas, and Premier English can only support degree-educated applicants because of these legal restrictions. There are lots of less-that-scrupulous organisations & individuals offering to help non-graduates get around the rules, using tourist visas to get them into the country and working cash-in-hand as illegal migrant labour. Recent events have prompted the Chinese government to crack down on these illegal teachers, and now large rewards are on offer for turning in such illegal foreign teachers- who face 30 days’ imprisonment, a fine and deportation regardless of whether you knew you were breaking the law or not. Many thousands of illegal teachers have been arrested and deported in the last few years.

Teach English in China Jobs 2018

There are many reasons people want to teach English in China- experiences, friendships and memories that you’ll take with you for life, as well as a solid foundation for your future career and a chance to see the world. The opportunity to teach English in China means the chance to explore the world while earning money, and gaining valuable experience that will help boost your prospects in the years ahead- either in China, elsewhere abroad or back at home. Many of our teachers find that their experiences teaching English in China changed their lives, giving them the confidence to reach for new goals as well as building lifelong friendships, all while getting to know the most rapidly advancing society in the world first hand.



Think you might want to teach English in China in 2018? Why not contact our team for more information or go straight to our applications process!