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Living happy in China   Details
Author: Vitaliy    Send Message to Author
All I can advice to my foreign friends is : be VERY careful, don't fall in love when you see the advertisement, which offers you something like 8 000 or 10 000 yuan a month, these are usually the guys, whom you work for about three months and then they tell you that there is a problem with changing your viza, police refused to do it (untill maybe 5 days to it's expiration) and they are so poor that they can not pay you your salary. As the saying goes : "trust, but check".
Publish Date: 2005-5-15
Source: http://www.abroadchina.org/html/cache=article362.htm
 
Salary is not the most important factor
Author: William B. Foulk    Send Message to Author
I list this suggestion under "Salary" because salary is not the most important factor when selecting a teaching job in China. Living conditions are far more important.
I have been working in China for most of the past five years, in nine different cities. Recently I signed a two year contract here at YAU (Yunnan Agricultural University) because my living conditions here are excellent. My apartment is great; the weather is the best in China, and the school administrators do not look over your shoulder every minute.
Here I make 3,200rmb per month. In Shanghai I made 6,000; in Beijing I made 5,500, in Wuhan I made 9,000, in Nanning 5,000. However, my life here is much better than in any of those cities.
Publish Date: 2005-5-11
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PAYS, CULTURE, & VISA in China.   Details
Author: Ricky <Ricky2001(at)yahoo.com>
PAYS 7,000 TO 12,000 RMB / month:
The lowest paying jobs where the good universities' jobs. They pay 7,000 to 8,000 RMB / Yuan a month, plus a free furnished apartment worth 2000 RMB a month.
Other schools, specially the private ones, were offering the same type of apartments, but paying higher salaries. I found a job paying 12,000 RMB - equivalent of USD 1,500 a month uptown Guangzhou.
Publish Date: 2004-9-8
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1094647580-35255.txt
 
Clarifying things up on salary differences   Details
Author: Thomas Wang <tw(at)canada.com>
The cost of living differs from region to region, province to province, and city to city.
Publish Date: 2004-3-8
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1078817883-11701.txt
 
Don't fall for the "average Chinese pay" bit   Details
Author: "In the know"
I've read so often in recent days advertisements from Chinese school organizations, many of them aiming to make big bucks for themselves, claiming that 3,5000 RMB per month (for 10 months only, I might add) or even 5,000 RMB per month is pay generous almost to the point of folly. This is justified by the claim that the average pay in China is little more than 1,000 RMB per month so that those lucky enough to be getting 3.5 or 5 times as much are fortunate indeed.
There's not much truth in that old "1,000 RMB per month" claim so don't fall for it.
What is more, in developed provinces, student fees in government schools of reasonable reputation are likely to be as follows:
Total Grade enrolment, say, 750.
Students permitted to pay low basic fee, 450.
Students who'll pay more (much more!), 300.
The "pay more" fee will be calculated as follows in the richer provinces and in the more prestigious government schools:
Publish Date: 2004-8-21
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1093269707-32493.txt
 
Wages   Details
Author: Matthew Nash <nashmatthew(at)intelidata.co.uk>
I mean, why on earth come to China if all you care about is money? Chins is well known as a developing country, and we DO earn far more than a lot of Chinese people. My girlfriend was offered a measly 800 yuan a month for a full time (8.30 am to 6pm every day) job working in a clothes shop.
Publish Date: 2004-4-25
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1082883346-48820.txt
 
Wages in China   Details
Author: Wayne Fong
First I have to say that under 5000 RMB is definitely slightly on the lower side for 25 hours a week. However, over 5000 RMB depending on which city you live in, is a decent wage. Why?
Publish Date: 2004-3-15
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1079388373-48982.txt
 
Wages?   Details
Author: Phil
1. Is your degree a degree in English?
2. Are you a qualified teacher?
3. Could you get a teaching job in your own country?
Publish Date: 2004-3-7
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1078656230-48861.txt
 
The salary debate   Details
Author: Bogini <bogini(at)lycos.com>
You've seen all the job postings for 5000 RMB, and you've seen all the postings here saying you're a fool for accepting anything less than 10,000 RMB. What's the deal? Well, the reality isn't so black and white.

Salaries vary here just as anywhere else, and these are some of the reasons:
Publish Date: 2004-3-1
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1078136290-58355.txt
 

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