Are you considering teaching in the Middle East?
If your answer is yes, then we’ve got some good news for you! There are a wealth of teaching opportunities for teachers at all levels in the Middle East and each country in this fascinating region has something unique to offer.
From average teacher salary and benefits, to typical start up costs and the cost of living, as well as the most popular areas to find teaching jobs in each country, we’ve done the research on teaching in the Middle East so you don’t have to!
Read on for more information on teaching in the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan.
|Country||Average Teacher Salary||Benefits||Start up Costs||Cost of Living||Teaching job hot spots (urban/rural)|
|UAE (United Arab Emirates)||$2,400 – 5,500 USD||Airfare, health insurance, housing, tuition, end of contract bonus||None||Housing costs are high||Abu Dhabi, Dubai|
|Egypt||$2,300 – 4,500 USD||Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance||None||Low||Cairo, Alexandria|
|Saudi Arabia||$4,500 USD||Airfare for teacher, spouse and dependents, housing allowance, relocation allowance, end-of-contract bonus||None||Medium in urban areas||Riyadh|
|Qatar||9,000 – 14,000 QR (approx. $2,400 to 3,700 USD) tax free||Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance||None||High in urban areas||Doha and other rural areas|
|Kuwait||792 KWD (approx. $2,600 – 4,000 USD) tax free||Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance||None||High in urban areas||Kuwait|
|Jordan||$3,000 – 3,800 USD||Airfare, housing allowance, health insurance, professional development||None||High||Amman|