Taiwan’s ESL industry is dominated by private school chains known as buxibans. Foreign teacher salaries begin around $1,700/month on the lower end, the average pay is $2,000, and wages go up to $3,000+ if you’re a certified teacher back home. Airfare to get you to Taiwan, a contract completion bonus, health insurance, and paid vacation can be included with your contract, so it’s worth checking exactly which benefits are part of the package. We’ve heard that you can earn even higher salaries in exclusive foreign-owned buxibans as long as you commit to being Taiwan for several years and gain the local experience and language skills it takes to get a job at one of these competitive companies. Taiwan’s cost of living is quite modest compared to teacher pay, so you’ll have a comfortable lifestyle. If you’re interested in teaching in a public school in Taiwan, these teaching positions are around but require professional teaching certification from back home.