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Salary and Benefits

What we offer / Salary and Benefits

Earn up to NT$70,000+ ($2.2k, £1.8k) per month teaching 20-25 hours per week.


Earn a great salary combined with an excellent work/life balance.


Shane English School Taiwan provides an excellent work/life balance for teachers. Salaries are competitive, hours are guaranteed and not excessive, there is an absolute minimal amount of grading, and all materials and resources necessary to teach our curriculum are provided and present at the school. This allows teachers to focus purely on their classes during their teaching hours but leaves plenty of free time each day for personal interests. The average teaching schedule includes 20-25 teaching hours per week and, apart from being required to arrive 30 minutes before your first class of the day, there are no additional office hours. Teachers are paid an hourly wage, receive regular salary raises, and enjoy a contract completion bonus after 12 months. 


 ⇒ NT$600-700/hour depending on experience

 ⇒ NT$10/hour salary raise after 6 months

 ⇒ NT$20/hour salary raise after 12 months 

 ⇒ NT$15,000 bonus for the completion of 1st contract

 ⇒ NT$20,000 bonus for the completion of 2nd contract

 ⇒ NT$30,000 bonus for the completion of 3rd contract

 ⇒ NT$40,000 bonus for the completion of 4th contract


Performance related salary raises every 6 months and increasing contract completion bonuses. 



Teachers are guaranteed 20 hours per week for the first 5 months. 


What can you expect to earn at Shane English School Taiwan?


Starting salaries are calculated according to qualifications and experience on a scale that is followed by all branches. Salaries are guaranteed at 20 hours per week so you can work to a set budget and spend accordingly, but on average most Shane teachers teach around 25 hours per week. So what does that equate to at the end of the month?


 ⇒ NT$620/hour will see you earn NT$49,600 on the 20-hour guarantee and NT$62,000 on the 25-hour average

 ⇒ NT$650/hour will see you earn NT$52,000 on the 20-hour guarantee and NT$65,000 on the 25-hour average

 ⇒ NT$700/hour will see you earn NT$56,000 on the 20-hour guarantee and NT$70,000 on the 25-hour average


While the above are approximate amounts, when coupled with the low cost of living in Taiwan it's easy to see how you'll eat well, live well and save well!


We also provide valuable professional development opportunities for all our teachers. 


Improve your teaching under the guidance of a driven academic team.


Ensuring that you continue to develop and improve as a teacher is one of the many goals we have. While teacher training week is designed to act as a foundation as you grow and evolve your own teaching style, observation and feedback sessions with your designated Director of Studies will also be scheduled throughout the year to provide you with personalised, constructive feedback on how you might improve your classes in all areas, from language presentation to classroom management to student motivation.


All teachers are assigned to a Director of Studies to assist when help is needed.



Shane English School Taiwan also provides career advancement opportunities for long-term teachers.


Thinking of staying long-term? Move up with Shane English School Taiwan.


If you're thinking of staying long-term (it's very easy to fall in love with Taiwan) there are a number of senior roles for teachers to pursue within the the company. The majority of Head Office employees are former Shane teachers and any positions that arise are generally offered to teachers internally before making the position publilc. While there is a variety of roles to consider, all require actual teaching experience and a good knowledge of the Shane system.


 ⇒ Senior Teacher 

 ⇒ Director of Studies 

 ⇒ Publishing 

 ⇒ Content creation and editing

 ⇒ Recruitment 

 ⇒ Marketing 


Speak to our team about their journey with Shane English School Taiwan.


Our senior staff will be more than happy to share their stories.


During the recruitment process and teacher Training Week you'll have the opportunity to speak with a number of our staff, most of which began as teachers who started their career with Shane. If you're interested in career advancement opportunities ask them about their journey with Shane English School Taiwan. They'll be more than happy to share how they began, what they loved most about the job, and why they decided to stay with the company long-term.