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Teaching English in Switzerland

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Western Europe
How Much Can I Earn?
Monthly Salary:
1,500 - 4,000 CHF?
1,500 - 4,000 USD
Private Tutoring per Hour:
20 - 80 CHF
20 - 80 USD
Income Tax Rate:
16 - 30%
Ability to Save per year:
500 - 9,000 USD

What Are My Benefits?
Rarely included
Rarely included
Health Care:
Rarely included
Usually paid

What Will Teaching Be Like?
Teaching Hours:
12 - 35
Typical Contract Length:
One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Date:
September, January, or year round
Application Timeline:
3 - 4 months

What Do I Need?
Work Visa:
EU citizenship preferred
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree
Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes:
Though not part of the European Union, EU citizens have easier access to positions; job search for non-EU/non-Swiss citizens must be performed outside of Switzerland