In addition to a basic salary or wage, some employers may offer other incentives and other benefits to attract the best suited teacher for the job. An example of these benefits can be seen below.
More common with less built up areas, some employers may choose to subsidize accommodation costs or provide a monthly contribution towards a teachers living arrangements. Some of the schools may have accommodation available on site/nearby providing practical housing, but this is not a requirement for employers.
Similarly to the accommodation allowance, teachers may get a contribution towards their commute to the school. This could be in the form of using a motorbike, money towards fuel needed to get to work, public transport etc. This is again, usually offered to teachers in less built up areas.
Dependent on your type of VISA, the majority of employers will sort any associated costs with extending or obtaining a new VISA in a full time role. This is the main reason why job listings may require a degree to teach in their school as this significantly reduces the cost of obtaining a VISA. For more information, please visit our VISA PROCESS page.
Common in most full time roles, the employer will cover any medical expenses required to keep the teacher healthy. This can vary from each employer, so be careful to read the contract thoroughly to gain an understanding what is covered.
Contract Completion Bonus
Some longer term contracts offer a lump sum at the end of the contract depending on performance. If the employer is happy the teacher has successfully met the conditions of the contract and satisfied with their progress, employers may offer a bonus to further motivate employees.
Some schools offer the opportunity to immerse teachers in their local culture to attract more applicants. A fairly self-explanatory benefit, but could include: cooking and eating food, entertainment and day to day activities undertaken by the Vietnamese.
Salaries can range dependent on a number of factors, with location and the type of school being the main influences that decides a teacher’s wage. Public school teachers will usually earn less than those in private or international schools as well as learning centers, due to the lower requirements to teach.
At the time of writing in 2018, native English speaking teachers with relevant teaching qualifications and a degree can typically earn $18-$25 per hour depending on experience and teaching ability in most cities and provinces.
In terms of a salary for a full time role, it is dependent on the expected working hours per month as well as other potential benefits that are aforementioned. Native English speakers can routinely earn anywhere between $1500-$2500 per month in most areas. Please note that this is a base guideline of what a teacher can earn on average and is used to indicate what the general pay is for native English speaking teachers in Vietnam.