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Does anyone know the salary scales for any international schools in Bangkok? Salary plus housing allowance plus fringe benefits? I know the schools tend to keep this info under wraps (we're in education for the love of it, right! Salary is just a bonus!)

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I am relatively sure that there is going to be a lot of variation from one school to the next.

It also depends on whether you are locally recruited (live in the country or SE Asia) or whether you are hired from your home country.

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In addition to your qualifications and how good the school is.

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I'm teaching at an international school at the moment for 75,000 per month plus 10,000 accommodation allowance. I just wondered how that fits into the Bangkok 'scheme of things' as far as salary goes.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

75,000 Thai baht a month? That is pretty good.

Here's a question I have that is related to this topic:

I am a qualified teacher with a Bachelor's in English, a State of Hawaii Teaching Certificate, and a Master's in Education.

I saw an ad for an international school in BKK that was offering 60,000 Thai baht per month. THAT SAID, is that BEFORE taxes, or is that roughly the amount I would walk away with in my pocket per month?

Please advise.

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That is the amount you would be paid before taxes.

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American School of Bangkok just offered my friend 95k/month. Thats normal for top international schools. International schools that have all thai students give the same salary as thai private schools. About 60k/month depending in negotiation skills, CV, health plan etc..

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"we're in education for the love of it, right! Salary is just a bonus!"

Please tell me you did not write that :)

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"we're in education for the love of it, right! Salary is just a bonus!"

Please tell me you did not write that smile.png

I did write it, but with my tongue wedged firmly in my cheek.

So my salary isn't too bad then? I'd heard stories of guys on 120,000 per month plus 30,000 accommodation. Are these stories just the usual hyperbole?

BTW: I'm a fully qualified teacher with what the Americans call a 'teaching licence' (QTS to us Brits) and 15 years experience in UK.

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"we're in education for the love of it, right! Salary is just a bonus!"

Please tell me you did not write that smile.png

I did write it, but with my tongue wedged firmly in my cheek.

So my salary isn't too bad then? I'd heard stories of guys on 120,000 per month plus 30,000 accommodation. Are these stories just the usual hyperbole?

BTW: I'm a fully qualified teacher with what the Americans call a 'teaching licence' (QTS to us Brits) and 15 years experience in UK.

Nope. The above figures are in line with some of the top schools. You need lots of experience, an MA in Education helps of course along with the usual home country certification.

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ISB and NIST both pay over 200 000/month gross salary inclusive of housing allowance. They also provide a yearly bonus amounting to 10-12% of gross income. Pattana also offers a good pay package, however, not so high as these two.

When I was working at one of the int'l schools in phuket I was taking home 130 000 Baht/month net.

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The higher figures mentioned are certainly correct. Which translates to bank-busting term fees. But I had no complaints about the standards at Patana. The odd screwball teacher slipped through their stringent hiring system, but overall the best in Thailand.

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What about other international schools outside the 'Big 3'? what kind of rates are they paying?

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Salary ranges can be anywhere between 50k-250k, but typically would say around 70-80k baht is average overall. 90-120k for Masters. Many schools have different rates for "local hires" and those that got the job abroad.

I work for an International school in China because I cannot get anywhere close to the same salary in Thailand.

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