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There are about 35,000 teachers employed by international schools right now. You can be one of them!
Singapore, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, Rome and other world-class cities are home to many international schools of various types: US, UK, CA, AU, NZ, Swiss, German, French, etc.
These are established employers that offer comfortable tax-free packages, housing, flights, and other perks.
Bachelors: US$62,195.00 — US$76,470.00
Masters: US$65,384.00 — US$80,815.00
Doctorate: US$74,006.00 — US$88,128.00
Maximum initial placement Step 8; All columns of salary schedule range from Step 1 to 26
—Annual Home Leave
—Waiver of school fees for eligible dependents
—Life and Accident - 100% of premium covered by SAS
—Group Medical Insurance (local plan) - 100% of premium covered by SAS for employee and eligible dependents
—Group Medical Insurance (expatriate) - 100% of premium covered by SAS for employee and eligible dependents
—Short-term and Long-Term Disability Insurance available
One-time Benefits Upon Arrival and/or Departure
—Inbound airfare for faculty member and eligible dependents
—Outbound airfare for faculty member and eligible dependents
Source: Singapore American School (SAS)
Salary: SCIS offers a competitive salary package that reflects the years of experience a faculty member has accrued. For those faculty with 3-8 years our base salary begins at $49,000, at 8-12 years it is $51,000, and for those with more than 13 years of experience, the starting salary is $53,000. Those faculty members with Masters or Doctorate degrees will be provided enhancements of $2,000 or $4,000 to their base salary respectively.
Host Country Taxes: SCIS will pay, on your behalf, all of the People’s Republic of China taxes accrued from your salary. Retirement/Personal Savings All eligible faculty members will receive $3,000.00 in each of the first two years of employment. Thereafter, the payment will increase by $500 per year to a maximum of $5,500
Health Care: SCIS provides international faculty members with major health insurance which offers coverage worldwide, excluding the US (comprehensive emergency care is covered within the US).
Housing: School provides housing for the first school year and a housing allowance the second year of employment and beyond.
Airfare: SCIS will provide each teacher with US$3,000 for an annual travel supplement upon submission of the airfare receipt, ticket, and boarding pass. An additional supplement is given for one dependent child per teacher (US$ 500 if under the age of 2 and US$ 1,250 if age 2 year or older.
Displacement Allowance: SCIS will pay a displacement allowance of US$1,000 for each new teacher upon his/her arrival in Shanghai in August. (first year only)
Extra Baggage Allowance: SCIS offers a one-time extra baggage allowance for actual costs up to the maximum amount of US$1,500 payable after the presentation of applicable receipts (reimbursable for the first year only).
Utilities: SCIS will pay, on your behalf, utility expenses of up to US$1,500 per year.
Transportation Cards: SCIS will provide each faculty member RMB 2,000 (approximately $300) to support their transportation needs.
Wellness: SCIS will provide each faculty up to RMB2,000 (approximately $300) receipt-based benefit to support health, wellbeing, and general wellness efforts.
Paid Maternity Leave: Available after the 2nd year of employment.
Annual Health Check: SCIS will provide each faculty up to $500 for an annual health checkup.
Dental Wellness: SCIS will provide each faculty member up to RMB3,000 (approximately $450) receipt-based benefit to support annual dental checkups and health.
School Provided Lunch: SCIS will provide cafeteria lunch to faculty on all school days.
Professional Development: SCIS’ provides professional development funding on an annual basis. For the initial two year contract, this amounts to $1,000.00 along with access to additional professional development experiences that are covered directly by the school. In a faculty member’s third year and beyond they may receive up to $1,500.00 in professional development funding.
Student Tuition and Fees: All SCIS overseas hired teachers’ school-age children have SCIS tuition and fees covered up to two children if both parents are teaching and up to one child for a single teacher or a teacher with a non-teaching spouse. Tuition for additional children above the allowance is provided at a discounted amount. All children must meet admission requirements.
Technology: SCIS provides each faculty member with the use of a school-owned Apple laptop.
Leaves of Absence: Personal Leave, Sick Leave, Compassionate Leave, and Professional Leave.
Recruitment Leave: Up to 4 paid recruitment leave days (extended with 1 personal leave day) may be taken by an overseas-hired teacher in his/her third or more year, with pre-arrangement and approval of the Administration.
Source: Shanghai Community International School (SCIS)
*Salaries are calculated on the basis of calendar months and not on the number of days worked. Salaries are paid in arrears at the end of each month.
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–The school provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
–Full health, disability and life insurance coverage
–Relocation (airfare) allowance (for teacher and one dependent)
–Annual home leave
–Retirement (pension) plan
–Generous budget for professional development
–Tuition fee waiver for dependent children
–A travel and shipping allowance, reimbursed on the production of receipts
–A school-issued MacBook Pro
–A ‘settling in’ allowance to assist with the expense of moving
–Reimbursement of visa and visa-related expenses (if applicable)
–Sick, personal, and bereavement leave
–Bonuses (contract completion bonus, extra duty bonus, severance bonus)
Initial contracts are for two years and are renewable for one-year periods with mutual agreement by both the teacher and school. Contracts typically begin in either April or August each year. The school calendar is approximately 220 workdays a year.
–Starting salary range: 88,500 - 93,000 Swiss Francs (US$89,952 - US$94,526)
–Taxes will vary depending upon taxable income, marital status, number of dependents and place of residence
–Savings potential will depend upon the specific family situation and lifestyle.
–A relocation allowance (receipts are not required) is offered for teacher positions
–A set moving allowance (receipts not required) and relocation assistance is offered
–Full-time teaching staff with children would pay 10% of full tuition fees
–The school covers the cost of disability insurance
–The school and employee contribute to the employee pension fund.
–Number of contract days: 175-180
Source: International School Basel
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