The best teaching jobs in Hong Kong are with the well-established government public school program, which has hired foreign teachers since 1998. Footprints is this “NET” program’s exclusive hiring partner in North America. If you’re interested, you will need to apply online on this site. NET stands for Native English Teacher and the program hires teachers on 2-year contracts to teach primary school and secondary school. Secondary teaching positions have tougher qualifications than primary. The pay is excellent: $3,000-$7,300 a month, with a generous 15% performance-based completion bonus at the end of your contract. A solid raise also awaits should you stay in HK and renew your contract – many teachers do. Airfare, housing, and health insurance are covered – for you and your family, which is a rarity in the ESL world outside of the oil-wealthy countries of the Middle East. The private teaching industry is thriving as well, and jobs often come up at private English language academies. The pay for private school teaching positions averages $2,000 a month. International schools for expats and locals exist and pay a little more - in the $3,000/month range. One thing to note is that, because of the longstanding UK connection, English teaching jobs here often use the British standards for spelling and grammar, but it’s easy for North Americans and other native speakers to adjust to this.