Teaching Salary and Benefits in China
English Foreign Trainers can expect to earn 10,000-13,000 RMB per month (approximately $1,500-2,000 USD), depending on qualifications and experience. After 6 months of employment, trainers are eligible for promotion, and may be considered for senior positions. Language Learning Directors will earn 18,000 RMB per month (approximately $2,700 USD).
Due to a lower cost of living, trainers and directors can expect to save a portion of their salary, though the amount will depend on individual spending habits.
Disney English provides a one-way ticket to China for all trainers and directors. Trainers and directors are paid a monthly travel allowance of 420 RMB (paid with salary) and this money can be used for a return flight home, or to another destination.
Arrival & Training for Teaching Jobs in China
The training period for trainers and directors is approximately 2 weeks long. Trainers and directors will be paid during training and orientation, and will receive a training bonus of 7,000 RMB (approximately $1,000 USD) 2-3 weeks after arrival. Trainers and directors may be able to use their housing allowance towards a hotel stay when they first arrive, and can ask for assistance making arrangements.
Disney English trainers and directors are provided with a monthly housing allowance. The allowance will vary between 3,000 and 4,350 RMB per month (approximately $450-650 USD). The amount will depend on location as cost of living varies between cities. The housing allowance is provided in addition to the regular monthly salary.
Trainers and Directors are given 10 vacation days, and also receive time off for all national holidays (11 days in total).
Health insurance (including dental coverage) is provided by Disney English. Spouses and dependants are eligible for 50% coverage.
- All trainers will become TEFL-C certified during the contract.
- Mandarin Lessons through Rosetta Stone are available to all trainers and directors.