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I’ve seen a lot of teaching jobs in BKK being advertised for 35K a month. I can’t quite understand who would accept such a low salary. My guess is that 45K a month would be the bare minimum for Bangkok. So, how many of you earn that 45K a month? And for those of you on 35K - how do you survive? * Please don’t post if you work at an international school.

 

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I'm one of those bottom feeder, although outside Bangkok.

 

The day job brings < 35 k and in a good month, I might make 50% of Scott's 90 k. Working 7 days a week.

 

A Thai friend is teaching nursing at a university @ 1,200 THB an hour.

 

A superb young teacher, Chula-trained, was making barely 10 k although her TOEIC score would be hundreds of points higher than that man's from Ghana who also got free housing. Apparently, national origin trumps ability. The bestt Thai teachers deserve the right to compete against all foreigners!

 

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You work 7 days a week and get less than 40K? That must be quite tough. Is it that you don’t have the necessary qualifications? I know of some non-NES teachers earning more than that and would describe their English fluency level as intermediate. 

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My school pays 36k per month (Just 11 months of the year tho), but we're out in the sticks and don't really have to work very hard (max 18 teaching hours per week, go home when you're not teaching etc & is a govt school, so lots of holidays).

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On 8/25/2018 at 6:48 AM, Scott said:

I worked for a school which had affiliates that I helped at, so I had responsibility at more than one school.   I earned a monthly base salary of 78,000 baht + 6,000 baht for the other two schools for a total of 90,000 baht per month.   Some times I was seconded to additional schools so there was some additional salary for those, but it wasn't consistent.   I also had all transportation and housing paid for, which varied.  

 

Damn.

and I thought the 30,000 that I got was average because that is what everyone else was getting paid.  It hasn't changed much either in the last 30 odd years.

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On 8/26/2018 at 8:51 PM, Andrew108 said:

You work 7 days a week and get less than 40K? That must be quite tough. Is it that you don’t have the necessary qualifications? I know of some non-NES teachers earning more than that and would describe their English fluency level as intermediate. 

Man, you have been talking to the wrong people.  Not many on much more than 30-35k a month.

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I haven't worked in BKK for a few years but my base salary was 55,000 baht and 8 months out of the year the teaching staff taught extra classes and earned on average 15,000 a month extra. No housing or transportation allowance. We were allowed to eat school lunch for free. We passed.

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In 2004, for 1 year I taught English Composition and Conversation to professionals at a Private Tuition center in Bangkok, Sukumvit, Soi 2. Salary at 30,000/month

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All the teachers I know (Isaan based) at government high schools get 30,000 - 35,000 Baht. 

 

The teaching hours average around 20 hours per week, but are often much more (e.g. to cover absent teachers etc).

 

At most schools it is necessary to clock in in the morning, but can generally leave after the one's last class (most would have one or two free afternoons per week).

 

TEFL qualifications, age limits, 4-yer degree requirements etc can sometimes be gotten around because there is a shortage of teachers. I don;t know of anyone teaching who has TEFL.

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Those wages suck compared to Laos, but Laos is more expensive than Thailand. Still, $1500/month here is rock bottom salary.

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On 8/26/2018 at 6:44 PM, WonnabeBiker said:

A Thai friend is teaching nursing at a university @ 1,200 THB an hour.

Does your Thai friend have a Masters degree from overseas or a PHD?

 

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I work at a private EP/Bilingual school.  65K base + about 2k housing + 5K for being a department head. 

 

15 years ago I started at 30K.  Since then I've had a raise of about 2-4K per year, every year.

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