Originally posted by ironlady:
Add an MA and your hourly wage should rise too. Add a Ph.D. and you can usually sell ice to the Eskimos, if you can find any on this island.
But then, with the MA/MSc qualification, and of course, a PHd, you won’t have to do the crap hours at buxibans and tons of privates.
Other doors open, like Uni work (which isn’t necessarily that much better paid, but benefits are good, and long, paid holidays), publishing, editing, curriculum development and design, teacher training, materials development and writing, and TESOL management. These areas pay better on average.
If you want to make $100 grand sans graduate degrees, connexions, or loads of experience, you’ll need to slog through 40 hours a week at a very average $600/hour.
9am - 4 or 5pm buxiban (2 hour mid-day breaks)
(36 hours M-F)
6-8 or 9pm privates. And/or Saturday and Sunday work.
And, forget about working for an adult school because the hours aren’t necessarily block hours, like the kiddy schools. You’ll either have to run all over town, or work small blocks of hours at specific times of the day, unless, you happen to luck out on a good gig…(newer teachers don’t have that luxury, usually). And adult teaching work fluxuates with the economy. Also, very very few adult schools/business buxibans pay salaries (I can only think of two or three, and the salaries are lowish), so you’re up shits creek when there’s a typhoon, chinese new year, etc.
So yes, you CAN easily make $100,000/month teaching in Taiwan without much experience or qualifications, but you have to work LOTS of hours and have loads of energy.