Kindergarten teaching jobs are among the best-paid in China. The average salaries hover around 17,000 RMB (USD 2,700). It can also be higher in a reputable, private kindie. It can go hiugher again depending on the city and what tier it’s in.
Kindergarten Salaries by Tier (Average):
Tier 1: 17,000 – 26,000 RMB ($2,600 – $4,000)
Tier 2: 16,000 – 21,000 RMB ($2,500 – $3,200)
Tier 3: 14,500 – 28,500 RMB ($2,200 – $2,800)
You’ll also find a considerable discrepancy in pay depending on whether or not the kindergarten is public or privately owned. Although the perks of this teaching position run across the board.
Yes, you should have a deep passion for teaching and interacting with children to find kindergarten jobs rewarding. If you do, you’ll enjoy the lighter workload, more relaxed ambience and generous lunch breaks (oftentimes upwards of 2hrs). Throw in some fun and active classes and it can be a very enjoyable experience.
If you have little to no teaching experience but still want to earn a very decent salary for teaching English in China, kindergarten jobs are ideal.