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Teach English in Cambodia

Job Prospects & Pay:

An average workweek is usually 30-35 hours, including class time and preparation. Schools usually open at 8:30am and generally close at 3:00pm. A typical teaching day consists of two or three lessons and then planning time.

Typical wages for LanguageCorps teachers range from US$1000-$1,200/month. Benefits vary greatly from school to school.

Jobs are available with our partner, Pannasastra University, as well as in public and private schools. Local living expenses are low: about US$500/month. Most LanguageCorps teachers can earn enough to live very comfortably, enjoy local entertainment and restaurants and travel to local attractions.

We guarantee LanguageCorps Flagship Program participants job placement in the primary focus area in and around Phnom Penh. While we do not guarantee job placement if you choose to go outside the primary focus area, our teachers, with our assistance, have been very successful finding multiple opportunities. However, this process may take longer, and may require additional out of pocket expenses on your part.

The Chart below offers some APPROXIMATE information about average teacher salaries and costs of living in Cambodia. 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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