These are the 30 highest-paying online English teaching jobs right now

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Money isn’t the only motivator for teaching English online, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. People don’t like to admit it because talking cash is a little taboo, but let’s be real: money is important. Most people looking for an online English teaching job are hoping to supplement their income, pay off debts and save some money.

For many, making money by teaching online is about taking control of their life and not pressing pause on the things that matter to them, whether they use the spare daytime hours to grow a veggie patch, complete a PhD or just spend quality time with their kids. With online teaching,  you have the flexibility to make time for the things that are important to you.

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So take a deep breath! we’ve put together a comprehensive table of the 30 highest paying online English teaching jobs right now.

Employer Hourly pay (USD) Typical student Lessons provided Expected working
hours
Experience, qualifications &
requirements
English from A to Z $18 - 72 (depending on number of students in class) Worldwide Teachers to use YourAgora platform  to build their own lessons 60 minutes Small groups (up to 8 students) Min. 5 hours per week Flexible times as students are from all over the world BA required Native English speakers prefered TEFL required 1 year teaching experience prefered
Fast School $30 - 40 Chinese children
(3 - 15 years)
All lessons & materials provided 30-minute,
one-on-three classes
Min. 2.5 hours per week Beijing time BA or above required Native/Non-native speaker America/Canadian accent preferred TEFL/TESOL/CELTA
Tutor Supply $20 - 32 Chinese children
(all ages)
All lessons & materials provided No minimum Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESOL/CELTA
USTKiD $20 - 33 Chinese children
(all ages)
All lessons & materials provided 30 minutes +,
one-on-two/
One-on-four classes
No minimum Beijing time BA required Native speaker from Canada/UK/US Teaching experience
USKid $17 - 28 Chinese children All lessons & materials provided One-on-one classes Min. 5 hours per week Beijing time BA required Native English speaker
SayABC $15 - 28 Chinese children
(7 - 9 years)
All lessons & materials provided 40-minute one-on-four classes Same 3 times for 3 months Beijing time BA not required for contracts under 3 months TEFL/TESOL/CELTA required Native English speakers
Magic Ears $18 - 26 Chinese children
(5 - 12 years)
All lessons & materials provided 30-minute,
one-on-four classes
Min. 6 hours per week Beijing time
 
BA not required but preferred Native English speaker from US/Canada 8 months + ESL teaching experience TESOL/TEFL
Panda ABC/Teach Future $20 - 25 Chinese children
(all ages)
All lessons & materials provided 25-minute,
one-on-four classes
Min. 7.5 hours per week Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESL Native English speaker preferred 1 year teaching experience
BlingABC $18 - 25 Star teachers can make up to $50 if they have experience in child education Chinese children (5 - 12 years) All lessons & materials provided 40-minute,
one-on-one or
small group classes
Fixed hours Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESOL/CELTA preferred Native English speaker (American, Canadian, Australian and British accents preferred)
Landi $18 - 25 Chinese children
(5 - 12 years)
All lessons & materials provided 25-minute, one-on-one or
One-on-two classes
Min. 12 hours per month (4 teaching days per week) BA required TEFL/TESOL/CELTA preferred Teaching experience preferred
UUABC $15 - 25 Chinese children All lessons & materials provided Min 4 hours per week Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESOL/ CELTA Native English speaker
(North America, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Ireland) Basic command of Chinese if an advantage 1 year teaching experience
Hugo
English
$15 - 25 Chinese children
(5 - 16 years)
All lessons & materials provided One-on-one classes No minimum Beijing time Native English speaker
(North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa)
Boxfish $10 - 25 Chinese children (K12) All lessons & materials provided 25-minute classes,
max. 4 students
No minimum Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESOL preferred Native English speaker (American, Canadian, Australian and British accents preferred)
DaDa Up to $25 Chinese children
(4 - 16 years)
All lessons & materials provided 30-minute, one-on-one classes Min. 2 hrs per day +
2 days per week Shanghai time
BA required TEFL or CELTA preferred Teaching experience Must be a native English speaker
A+ Gateway $18 - 22 Chinese children
(grades 7 - 12)
All lessons & materials provided 40-minute, one-on-one classes No minimum stated Beijing time BA required 2 years’ teaching experience Can work in USA/Canada
51Talk $15 - 22 Chinese children (4 - 12 years) All lessons & materials provided 25-minute classes 30 hours per month Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESOL/CELTA preferred Experience with young learners
ALO7 $15 - 22 Chinese children (K12) All lessons & materials provided 25/50-minute classes Min. 12 classes (6 hours) per week Beijing time BA required/currently enrolled in a 4 year program TEFL/TESOL Native English speaker from USA, Canada, UK & Australia
Western Wise $15 - 22 Chinese children
(5 - 14 years)
All lessons & materials provided No minimum stated Beijing time Either a TEFL/CELTA, 3 years of experience or a language degree required Native speaker - North American accent
VIPKID $14 - 22 Chinese children (4 - 12 years) All lessons & materials provided 25-minute, one-on-one classes Min. 7.5 hours per month Beijing time BA required TEFL preferred US/Canadian citizen or eligible to work in US/Canada (i.e. work visa/green card)
Golden Voice English $20 Chinese children
(grades 1 - 9)
All lessons & materials provided One-on-one or small group classes
(max. 7)
Min. 8 hours weekly Beijing time BA required, BE preferred TEFL/TESOL/TESL 6 months ESL teaching experience
ESLstarter $20 Chinese children
(under 12 years)
All lessons & materials provided 45-minute classes Flexible but must be available during peak hours Beijing time BA required TEFL/TESOL US/Canadian nationality
Live Lingua $20 Worldwide (all ages) Make your own lesson plans & assess students 1-hour, one-on-one classes Worldwide flexible BA required MA/PhD preferred TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Native English Speakers (US, UK, Australia, China) 2 years of experience Additional language (so that you know how to learn & teach a language)
Qkids $16 - 20 Chinese children
(5 - 12 years)
All lessons & materials provided 30-minute, one-on-one  classes Min. 6 hours per week, up to 19 hours Beijing time BA required (enrolled in a four-year program) Eligible to work in USA/Canada Teaching experience/training
Hujiang $16 - 20 Chinese children
(5 - 18 years) Chinese adults
All lessons & materials provided 25-minute, one-on-one classes Min. 10 hours per week Beijing time BA required Native English speakers from UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand Preference to teachers who will work weekends
Teach Away $16 - 18 (higher salary once more experienced on the platform) All ages All lessons & materials provided One-on-one classes Flexible Usually on Beijing time BA required TEFL preferred Teaching experience preferred
iTalki Teacher sets own rate  iTalki takes 15% All ages
Worldwide
Teacher creates own lessons & materials No minimum Flexible times as students are from all over the world Native English speaker (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland) Professional teacher
/BA in Education
/Professional teaching experience/ TEFL/CELTA/TESOL
Skimatalk $8 - (can set own rate -20%) All ages
Worldwide
Can download lessons from website but teachers encouraged to create their own 25-minute classes No minimum Flexible times as students are from all over the world BA not required Teaching experience preferred Native English speaker
SkyLearn Up to $35,000/year, full-time Worldwide
All ages
All lessons & materials provided 50-minute classes Fully flexible as worldwide learners BA required North American accent preferred TEFL/TESL preferred

We’ve already extolled the benefits of teaching English online elsewhere on the blog, so let’s quickly recap:

 

1. What’s teaching English online like?

People get antsy about remote work because it’s a relatively new concept. The idea of managing your own calendar, not having a boss breathing down your neck and the flexibility to work when and how you want might seem too good to be true.

Check out this video: A day in the life of an online English teacher

But it’s not! The global demand for online English teachers is constantly growing as countries try to get their students up to speed with the increasingly universal language.

 

2. What are the benefits of teaching English online?

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