China Job Board

I get it, trying to find a job in China is hard.

How do you know where to look? How do you know if a school’s salary is good enough? How do you make sure your job isn’t a scam?!

Trust me, I’ve been there.

It’s my sincere goal that none of you get lured into giant companies or teach abroad “programs”, that have a big marketing budget to attract new teachers that don’t know there are better jobs out there. Most teachers find the best jobs after a year or two of trial and error at one of these companies, but I’m here to help you skip that process.

Why waste a year being overworked and underpaid?

Scroll Down to See Some Awesome Jobs!

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Job 1: Language Academy

Location: Most centers are in Beijing, but there are also centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hunan, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Anhui and more! 

Requirements: Native speakers from US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. You do not need to have a degree or a TEFL to apply. (Centers outside of Beijing only take native speakers from the US and Canada).

Job Details: The company teaches preschool through 7th grade in small class sizes after school and on the weekends. You’ll work 40 hours/ week but you only teach 10 hours per week! You will need to work on weekends but you get two consistent weekdays off.

Your salary is based on you only teaching 10 class hours per week. The more hours you teach, the more you’ll be paid. If you have to sit there for 40 hours a week, you might as well be teaching and getting paid, right? You can also teach demo classes and get paid for each student who signs up!

Salary:  This is the base salary for those with no experience who only teach 10 class hours a week. Most teachers make more than this. 

  • 9,500 RMB (Bachelor’s degree) + 3,000 RMB housing stipend
  • 10,000 RMB (TEFL with no Bachelor’s) + 3,000 RMB housing stipend
  • 10,500 RMB (TEFL with Bachelor’s) + 3,000 RMB housing stipend

Why here? I first heard about this company from a friend in Beijing. A few months ago I also got my boyfriend’s brother a job here and he loves it!

Interested? Want to know more? Send me an email with your resume and a photo!

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Just a few of my high school girls

Job 2: Chinese Public and Private Schools

Location:  Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, and more! 

Requirements: Native speakers from all 7 countries listed above, with a Bachelor’s degree and TEFL OR Non-native speakers that are fluent in English and have a teaching certificate.

Job Details:  Public and private schools have a lighter work schedule than most language academies. You’ll have a maximum of 20 classes/week (usually 13-16) and fewer office hours too.

Most teachers work daytime hours Monday-Friday which means no weekends! You should have a 2-hour lunch break each day, and tons of vacation time when students are out of school. 

Salary:  Obviously, each school is on a case-by-case basis, but with teaching experience or a related degree, we can aim for 13-14k RMB plus a provided apartment or 3-4k RMB for housing.

Why here?  My recruiter friend Dan has spent the last few years finding qualified teachers jobs in Southern China. He knows all the best public and private schools and has great connections with schools who only hire through him. 

He just signed 3 teachers last week and most of his schools are in the process of hiring for Fall!

Interested? Want to know more? Apply here

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Working as a Chinese college counselor!

Job 3: College Counselor

Location:  Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and more!

Requirements: Native speakers from the USA who have a Bachelor’s Degree and graduated from a top 50 US university.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degrees, admissions experience, teaching experience with high schoolers or adults, writing experience

Job Details: Aid Chinese students in applying to top US universities and help them understand the admissions process. While each office varies, you will be helping high school students write their application essays, develop extracurricular activities, and choose a university that best fits their needs.

For more information, I wrote an entire article about this position here!

Salary: Salaries start at 16,000 RMB/ month with a 7,000 RMB housing stipend (before taxes).

As a college counselor, I made 20,000 RMB/ month + 7,000 RMB/month housing stipend (before tax), with a Master’s degree, teaching experience, and some part-time admissions experience. (Roughly 17,500 + 6,500 after taxes).

Why here? I worked here for 2 years! My company is constantly expanding and always looking for new counselors.

Interested? Want to know more? Send me an email with your resume!

NSDA China

Students and their coach at an NSDA Tournament

Job 4: Debate Coach

Location:  Beijing, Shanghai, and more!

Requirements: Native speakers from the USA who have a Bachelor’s Degree and significant debate experience

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching debate, Prestigious debate competition awards

Job Details: Help Chinese high school students learn and prepare for NSDA debate competitions by teaching classes and leading workshops. You may teach in the training center, or at a local high school (or both!). You may also help plan and run NSDA debates in your city. For the last two years running, students from the Beijing branch have gone on to win the NSDA Nationals in China.

Before you ask, yes, they debate in English. I’ve judged a few of these tournaments and the kids are phenomenal! 

Salary: Salaries start at 16,000 RMB/ month with a 7,000 RMB housing stipend (before taxes).

Why here? I worked at this company for 2 years! My company is constantly expanding and always looking for new debate coaches.

Interested? Want to know more? Send me an email with your resume!

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Help your students celebrate Halloween!

Job 5: Critical Reading and Writing Teacher

Location:  Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and more!

Requirements: Native speakers from one of the 7 native speaker countries with a Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s in English, Literature, ESL, or Writing, previous teaching experience, previous writing experience

Job Details: Help Chinese middle and high school students learn advanced reading and writing. This is not your average ESL class! Most students here have previous English experience or attend an international curriculum program. Your goal is to prepare them for high school or college abroad.

Salary: Salaries start at 16,000 RMB/ month with a 7,000 RMB housing stipend (before taxes).

Why here? I worked at this company for 2 years! My company is constantly expanding and always looking for new CRW teachers.

Interested? Want to know more? Send me an email with your resume!

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How Did You Find These Jobs?

All of the jobs listed here are quality positions that have reasonable hours and pay well.

How did I find these jobs? Either A) I’ve worked there, B) I have a friend who works there or C) They’re through my experienced recruiter buddy Dan. 

I completely vet each school before I would ever post it here; however, I have to be clear that I am not directly affiliated with any of these schools, and can not be held responsible if your experience is less than perfect. While these are all schools I believe in, just be sure to do your research and trust your gut before you sign anything. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me!!

Please read my disclaimer for more info.

Teach Abroad China

Introducing my students to Halloween

Need More Help Finding a Job in China?

Finding a job teaching abroad in China is just one step of a major process.

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There’s a lot of information to go over before you leave for China, which is why I’ve created a FREE Teach Abroad in China Mini-Course to help you achieve your goal of teaching abroad in China. I sincerely believe that this course is the fastest way to get from A to B without the hassle and confusion of reading through heaps of misleading information online.

Curious? Let’s get started!

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Know Of A Great Job in China?

Do you work for an incredible company in China? Do you run a fantastic school? Are you a teach abroad recruiter? Please contact me!

I would love to find some more incredible positions for people to apply to. I’m especially interested in:

  • Kindergartens
  • Positions for non-native speakers
  • Public and private schools outside of Shenzhen/Guangzhou
  • Academies outside of Beijing
  • Non-English teaching jobs for highly qualified teachers.

If you’d like to share your school or company with my readers, I’d love to hear from you! Like I mentioned before, I am extremely strict about which positions I display here, but I’m more than willing to look into new schools and opportunities.

Have any questions about teaching in China? Want one of these jobs? Be sure to contact me