Interested in teaching in Europe but not sure which country is right for you?
Europe is a varied continent, offering lots of different career opportunities for both ESL teachers and certified teachers. That’s why it’s worth doing your homework before you start applying for teaching jobs in Europe.
Whether you’re looking for teaching jobs in Spain, Italy, France, Turkey or the Czech Republic, our handy table below will help you along in your research. We’ve included details on the average teacher salary, benefits, typical start-up costs, cost of living, as well as the most popular areas to find teaching jobs in each country.
|Country||Average Teacher Salary||Benefits||Start-up Costs||Cost of Living||Teaching job hot spots (urban/rural)|
|Spain||€700 - 1,800 (approx. $750 - 1,950 USD)||Paid vacation||Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance||Lower in rural areas||Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid|
|Italy||€900 - 1,600 (approx. $970 - 1,720 USD)||Paid vacation||Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance||Low in rural areas||Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence|
|France||€1,400 - 1,700 (approx. $1,490 - 1,800 USD)||Paid vacation||Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance, housing||High in urban areas||Paris, as well as smaller cities and rural areas|
|Turkey||$1,000 - 1,800 USD||Paid vacation||Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance, housing||Very low||Ankara|
|Czech Republic||18,000 - 24,000 KC||Housing allowance||Airfare, initial daily expenses, travel insurance||Very low||Prague|