Teaching English in Austria: At a Glance

The soaring Alps, the breathtaking Danube Valley, famous Vienna, and Salzburg's baroque splendor -- the beauty of Austria's landscape is only outdone by its rich history, including the likes of Mozart, Schubert, Freud, and the Hapsburgs.

Monthly Salary*:1,000 - 3,000 EUR
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Rarely included
Holidays:Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):September or January
Application Timeline:3 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:15 - 20 EUR
Income Tax††:0 - 36.5%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 3.39 EUR
Exchange Rate:As of 11-20-2014
1.00 EUR = 1.25 USD
1.00 USD = 0.80 EUR
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes:Summer camp positions available; some opportunities to teach Business English


Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a modern city set amidst a rich historical milieu; in fact, virtually all government, financial, and cultural institutions are based here. Working visas for Austria may be more difficult to obtain due to strict requirements regarding EU citizenship.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Austria and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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