How much does a TEFL teacher earn?

TEFL teacher salaries depend on the country you take up a teaching position with. The highest paid salaries are typically in the Middle East where salaries reach a whopping US$3,000-$4,000 per month (often tax free).

Asia comes a close second with salaries in Japan around US$2,500 per month, South Korea pays a handsome US$1,500 and includes rent-free housing.

In Europe TEFL teachers can expect to earn US$1,250 – $2,000. Latin America and Africa will pay less, but with lower costs of living you will enjoy a comfortable life. Read your personal guide to high-paid TEFL jobs.

Cost of living specialists Numbeo can help you determine if your salary and benefits offer is enough to live on compared to a package where you can save each month.

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