1. Length of contract
- Generally contracts are for 1 year due to visa issuance with the possibility of
renewal at the end of contract period.
2. Working days
- working days are generally Monday thru Friday, but some institute opens on Saturdays.
3. Working hours
- It varies from institute to institute, but normally they offer 40 classes/week( 40
minutes/class) or 30 classes/week (50 minutes/class)
- Students ranges from 5-14 years old (kindergarten to middle school)
- Normally will have 10-15 students per class
- Institutes will provide teaching materials.
- It ranges from 1.8 to 2.5 million won/month depend on your career and experience.
- It ranges from 17,000-25,000 won per hour.
- Normally overtime kicks in after completing 120 hours of teaching/month
8. Medical insurance
- Institutes will provide medical insurance to all employees as required by Korean
- Costs of medical insurance coverage will be borne half by employer and employee
9. Severance pay
- When you complete your one year contract, you will receive bonus pay equivalent
to your one month salary.
- No severance will be paid if employment period is less than one year with contract
- Rent free housing will be provided by employer
- Housing ranges from single apt to 2-3 bedroom apartment(shared)
- Housing will be fully furnished.
- Utilities are teacher’s responsibility
- Some apartments will charge management fee
- Normally, institutes will provide 10-15 days of vacation per/year, excluding
Korean national holidays.
12. Taxes & deduction
- Most employers will withhold income tax(3-4% of salary), resident tax ( 10% of
income tax), national-plan contribution (4.5% of salary) and national health
insurance premium (2% of salary)
- If you are citizens of U.S. or Canada, then pension contribution will be fully
refunded when you leave Korea.