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Teach English in Peru

Job Prospects & Pay:

Positions are readily available throughout Cusco, including opportunities at the English language school associated with the Training Center in the center of town. Students at the school are generally adults learning English for their jobs, as well as for personal improvement. This makes for very motivated students who are rewarding to teach.

Located on the Pacific Coast, Lima is home to nearly one third of the country's population and offers participants ample teaching positions. Most jobs in the capital city involve working primarily with business professionals or university students at private language schools.

Pay for teachers varies widely and depends on your qualifications, hours-per-week, and length-of-contract. Hourly salaries average about US$5-6 per hour, which should be sufficient to support yourself financially while living in Peru, due to the low cost of living there!

The Chart below offers some APPROXIMATE information about average teacher salaries and costs of living in Peru. Salaries can vary based on specific assignments. Living expenses and Discretionary Cash can vary widely based on lifestyle and spending practices of individuals. (Monthly figures in US$ equivalents, based on 10-12 month commitment)

Monthly Salary
Typical Living Expenses
Discretionary Cash (monthly)
Discretionary Cash (annualized)
1. Although the Chart presents salaries and living costs in US dollar equivalents, LanguageCorps teachers are typically paid in the local currency of the assignment country.
2. Approximate salary ranges are based on 10-12 month paid teaching assignments. Salary for shorter-term assignments may be on the lower end of the displayed range.
3. Some teachers earn additional income by doing private tutoring.
* Benefits vary depending upon the school, and may include full or partial reimbursement of airfare, free housing, medical insurance and/or an end of year bonus.

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