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We survey the foreign teacher's average monthly basic salary on a national level.
You can research the approximate range of about foreign teachers's basic salaries by geographic location.
Keep in mind when you convert RMB into USD that while the salary may seem low, it is appropriate and comfortable for the cost of living in China. For example, you can buy a meal here for about RMB 5-10. Ordinary clothes cost between RMB 25-50.
Do not expect to earn a lot of money through teaching, but even an ordinary foreign teacher can live an comfortable life by local standards, and more importantly, enjoy the venerable hospitality of the Chinese people.
Notice:
The wages of foreign teachers are basic wages after tax, but you must remember to add in the value of benefits.
These benefits may include:
Free housing, free medical treatment, free food, holiday travel subsidy, international airline ticket subsidy, etc..
Some employers offer high pay but may not include some benefits, and may request longer hours, so don't use the wage number as only factor in making your decision. You should take the following points into consideration:
A, Number of hours worked per week
B, Does your employer offer full room and board?
C, Does your employer offer any vacation? Is it with salary?
D, Does your employer cover the cost of your airfare?
The state administration also has a guideline for paying foreign cultural and educational experts.

Base Monthly Pay Only
Location Foreign Teacher Chinese Teacher Urban Resident Rural Resident
 National Level   1,942.00        
(College)        
1,108.00        
(High School or Elementary School)
897.56         234.39        
 Anhui 3,150-4,050 880.83          727.11         199.15        
 Beijing 3,850-4,950 2,214.00          1445.41          627.97        
 Chongqing 3,014-3,875 994.33          907.12         188.11        
 Fujian 4,030-5,182 1,211.08          1032.18         338.39        
 Gansu 3,241-4,167 1,038.83          737.93         123.20        
 Guangdong 4,150-5,336 1,533.67          1283.76         362.74        
 Guangxi 2,722-3,500 900.50          790.30         192.93        
 Guizhou 4,283-5,250 813.42          704.67         126.39        
 Hainan 2,917-3,750 1,054.08          746.62         242.44        
 Hebei 2,970-3,819 873.83          603.26         251.31        
 Heilongjiang 3,617-4,650 1,091.00          657.90         251.59        
 Henan 2,902-3,731 888.83          842.91         178.13        
 Hubei 3,098-3,983 949.58          756.32         200.78        
 Hunan 3,138-4,034 1,014.83          639.52         245.46        
 Inner Mongolia 2,917-3,750 971.75          799.01         227.67        
 Jiangsu 3,150-4,050 1,258.92          976.84         395.22        
 Jiangxi 3,684-4,737 834.42          731.57         207.06        
 Jilin 3,135-4,031 994.25          726.55         251.22        
 Liaoning 3,650-4,694 1,070.33          776.34         318.12        
 Ningxia 2,800-3,600 1,130.17          672.12         224.36        
 Qinghai 2,667-3,429 1,055.67          790.96         148.41        
 Shaanxi 3,354-4,312 931.50          746.83         168.47        
 Shandong 2,975-3,825 1,046.83          906.98         320.90        
 Shanghai 4,529-5,823 2,057.17          1661.96         704.08        
 Shanxi 2,882-3,705 883.42          821.54         157.15        
 Sichuan 3,182-4,091 980.75          712.92         207.92        
 Tianjin 2,333-3,000 1,421.92          1118.86         458.34        
 Tibet 2,342.50          723.59         115.83        
 Xinjiang 2,800-3,600 1,186.92          732.96         165.11        
 Yunnan 2,333-3,000 1,065.50          725.84         141.43        
 Zhejiang 3,911-5,029 1,852.58          1454.08         610.16        
① After tax, source from AbroadChina.Org professional's analysis of survey data collected from all size employers.
② Before tax, source from National Bureau of Statistics of China 2003
③ Source from National Bureau of Statistics of China Jan, 2005
④ Source from National Bureau of Statistics of China Oct, 2004
Base Monthly Pay Only 2004
Important:  Your pay can be dramatically affected by compensable factors such as teaching hours, employer size, employee credentials, years of experience and others.

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