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 Benefits and Salary  
Airfare: Schools will provide teachers with airfare. Some schools offer pre-paid flights and others offer an airfare reimbursement.
Housing: All teachers will be provided with a single, furnished apartment, usually within walking distance of the school.
Salary: Salaries vary based on qualifications and placement locations. Teachers in Korea earn approximately 1.8 million Won to 2.4 million Won. (approx. 1,500- 2,100 USD)
Low Tax Rate: Teachers can expect to pay only 3- 5% of their monthly salary to the Korean Revenue Agency. Schools in Korea will deduct these taxes directly from your monthly salary; therefore, filing tax claims and receipts in Korea is not required.
Health Coverage: Schools in Korea are required to cover 50% of their teacher’s health coverage. The remaining 50% of the coverage is deducted from the teacher's monthly salary which is usually 1.5% - 2.5%.
Pension Plan: Schools that don't offer the pension plan tend to offer higher salaries to compensate for the difference. If a school doesn't offer a pension plan, it does not mean the school is not credible. And schools located in Seoul tend to offer the plan more than others. Only Canadian and American teachers are eligible for the pension refund.
Visa Sponsorship: Korean schools are responsible for sponsoring their foreign staff’s E2 visa.
Vacation Time: Teachers can expect at least 2 weeks of paid vacation time in addition to Korean National holidays. The exact amount of days depends on whether you work at a public school or private institution.
National Holidays: Depending on the year, National Holidays in Korea can account for an additional 10 to 14 days of vacation time.
Teaching Hours: Teachers can expect to teach for 22 - 30 hours per week. Although the in-class teaching time is minimal, it is important for teachers to understand that all schools require a certain amount of preparation for each day.
Cost Of Living: Day to day living expenses in Korea are cheaper than most western countries.
Overtime Pay: It is based on the length of the class and the location. Schools in the larger urban areas usually provide 18,000 to 25,000 Won per 50 minute class, and 15,000 to 18,000 Won for classes that are less than 50 minutes.
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