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What min i should request in salary?

 
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jaybond73



Joined: 26 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:20 am    Post subject: What min i should request in salary? Reply with quote

i was wondering what salary should i accept
I have BS degree in psych( 30 credits in educatio and 30 credits in business)
NYS teachers certification k-6
2 yrs total teaching experience(1 yr in public school in usa and 1 yr international school in europe teaching non english speakers))

Also i dont have a tefl certificate but will getting a cheap online one give me higher salary?
and can someone tell me a good online course if answer is "yes"
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storysinger81



Joined: 25 Mar 2007
Location: Daegu

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Public schools with EPIK pay base 2.3-2.5 for people with a valid teacher cert. I'd say that's a good minimum. If you can't get that, go with the PSs.
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romano812



Joined: 09 Dec 2008

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cost of living in S.Korea (especially Seoul) is about the same as living in the United States or Canada, except your rent will be covered. Some things are cheaper, some things are more expensive, but it more or less balances out. So, how much money should you ask for? It depends what you need to live on. Check the exchange rate and figure it out.
Good Luck
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storysinger81



Joined: 25 Mar 2007
Location: Daegu

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

romano812 wrote:
The cost of living in S.Korea (especially Seoul) is about the same as living in the United States or Canada, except your rent will be covered.


This is absolutely ridiculous and obviously written by someone who has never actually lived on their own in the US.

Things that are cheaper:
--transportation: public transit is cheap and excellent. Even if you decide to get a car or scooter, gas is more, but insurance and maintenence are WAY less.
--health insurance: medical costs here (unless you get cancer) are cheap, cheap, cheap. I have a chronic condition that requires 6 pills a day of one medication, 2 of another, and monthly doc visits with a specialist. My monthly medical costs? About $30--this includes my BC pills.
--utilities: gas is cheap, except sometimes in winter if you blast the floor heating and electricity is cheap unless you blast the AC in summer. cell phone is about the same, but high speed net is WAY cheaper, as is cable.
--hobbies and activities: I pay ~$80/month for DAILY tkd, in the US I'd be lucky to find a studio that did three days a week at that price. I pay $5 at my swing dance bar, in the US I usually have to pay $10-$15 for the same thing. Skiing is cheap for skiing. The only thing I've heard might be a LOT more is golfing, but I don't have that particular vice. Gyms are about the same price.
--Dining out: A decent meal out costs between $7 and $20/person, drinks included, NO TIP Home delivery is cheap, cheap, too.
--taxes: Comparing the 3-5% I pay here with the 30% back home? Please...

I make less than half what I make back home, but I can save money much easier, living a much more posh lifestyle in Korea. In fact the only reason I'm returning next year is 'cause my dad is dealing with cancer, and I want to be near him.

Please know what the heck you're talking about when you make ridiculous statements.
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hagwonnewbie



Joined: 09 Feb 2007
Location: Asia

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:38 am    Post subject: Re: What min i should request in salary? Reply with quote

jaybond73 wrote:
Re: What min i should request in salary?

i was wondering what salary should i accept
I have BS degree in psych( 30 credits in educatio and 30 credits in business)
NYS teachers certification k-6
2 yrs total teaching experience(1 yr in public school in usa and 1 yr international school in europe teaching non english speakers))

Also i dont have a tefl certificate but will getting a cheap online one give me higher salary?
and can someone tell me a good online course if answer is "yes"


With your English ability, the most you should ask for is 1.8
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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could probably go for positions at private international schools in Korea, but my understanding is that the competition is pretty stiff. No Master's yet? If you had that knocked out and another year of teaching in the US, I'd suggest looking into Hong Kong's NET program.
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DaeguNL



Joined: 08 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely agree with story singer, a 2.2 million salary in korea works out to about 2000 a month Canadian (approx 27,000 base after severance and pension). This is probably the equivalent to a 40,000-45,000 salary when housing is factored in
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yeremy



Joined: 05 Nov 2007
Location: Anywhere's there's a good bookstore.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Cancer Insurance Reply with quote

Korea has cancer insurance you can purchase to help you with the costs of treatment.
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