Teaching English in Indonesia – Salary & benefits
When teaching in Indonesia, salaries will vary depending on your qualifications and experience. Salaries for English teaching jobs in Indonesia typically range from USD $1,000 to 1,500/month. Because the cost of living in Indonesia is very inexpensive, most teachers are able to live comfortably on these salaries. Many schools also provide a housing allowance and benefits such as health insurance.
Teach in Indonesia – Hiring
Qualifications to teach in Indonesia
Teaching in Indonesia requires a Bachelor’s degree. Teachers are also encouraged to have a TEFL certificate before applying to teach English in Indonesia to increase their competitiveness and possibly qualify for higher monthly salaries.
Visas for teachers in Indonesia
Teachers are ultimately responsible for their own visa application. To apply for a working visa in Indonesia, teachers must submit a completed application form, a passport valid for at least 6 months after arrival in Indonesia, passport-sized photos, and any documentation provided by the school, among other documents.
Living in Indonesia
Cost of living in Indonesia
The cost of living in Indonesia is inexpensive. Though individual spending habits vary, most teachers find it easy to relax, go out, and live comfortably on their teacher salaries in Indonesia.
Housing in Indonesia
Many schools will locate apartments for teachers and provide a monthly housing allowance. Housing for teachers is generally very affordable.
Things to do in Indonesia
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Teach in Indonesia
Jakarta offers the colonial-era Kota Tua square and Pasar Minggu market for residents looking for a charming, relaxing walk. It is also home to Ancol Dream Park (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol), which is an amusement park, and the Taman Mini Indonesian Indah, a large complex with a tour of Indonesia’s provinces, an IMAX theater, and the Museum Indonesia. Finally, the city has a vibrant and modern nightlife. Though the country is home to the world’s largest Muslim population, there is plenty of alcohol, although public drunkenness is frowned upon.
Indonesia at a glance
Population: 238 million
Currency: Rupiah (IDR)
Government: Presidential constitutional republic
Indonesia is located in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The population of Indonesia is the fourth-largest in the world.
Independence Day is celebrated on August 17th.
Indonesia is a former Dutch colony, and Dutch influence can still be found in the country’s architecture and language.
Indonesia is home to an estimated 150 volcanoes.