Teaching English Online: Salaries

Want hands-on experience as a TEFL teacher, then why not start teaching English online? From great salaries to flexible working, there’s heaps of reasons to give your career the well-deserved boost it needs! Whether you’re university educated or a non-degree holder, there’s plenty of online teaching positions out there for you. Carry on reading to find out more…

Non-degree holders

Did you know, you can easily find a job teaching English online without a degree? That’s right, you don’t need to be university educated to land a top TEFL job online – yes please! With so many great companies out there, it can be pretty tricky narrowing down your selection. So, to make things easier for you we’ve put together a handy list of our favourite companies to work for without a degree. Check them out:

PalFish

If you’re looking to start teaching English Online, PalFish is a great place to begin. This super easy app is designed for teaching children and even comes with pre-prepared lesson plans – winner! All you need to get started is an accredited TEFL certificate from a company like us and you’re good to go!

Expected Salary: One of the great things about PalFish is that you can set your own rates and effectively be your own boss.

Required hours: To teach English online for PalFish, you’re required to work a minimum of 4 hours per week.

Experience needed: PalFish is open to anyone which means you don’t need any previous teaching experience to work for them. However, you will need a TEFL certificate.

Nationalities accepted: There are no specific requirements to work for PalFish and all nationalities are accepted.

Preply

Teaching English online has never been easier than with Preply. You can set your own rates, work with students of any age, and teach from anywhere in the world. Plus, with so many other languages available to learn you could even do a language exchange -amazing!

Expected Salary: Just like Palfish, you can set your own rates when working for Preply.

Required hours: To teach English online for Preply, you’re required to work at least 5 hours per week.

Experience needed: You don’t need any previous teaching experience to work for Preply, you just need a TEFL certificate – awesome!

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Cambly

All you non-degree holders are going to love Cambly! From fair wages to flexible working hours this platform really does have a lot to offer. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Expected Salary: You can earn $10 an hour.

Required hours:  There are no required hours for teaching English online with Cambly.

Experience needed: No previous experience teaching English online is necessary, but you will need a TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: You can work as an Online English teacher for Cambly, no matter where you’re from in the world.

Open English

If you want to earn one of the highest TEFL salaries for non-degree holders, then give Open English a go! Lesson plans are fully provided, and you can teach a mixture of teenagers and children – sign us up!

Expected Salary: You can earn anything between $13-$15 an hour.

Required hours: To teach English online for Open English, you’re required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Experience needed: You don’t need any previous experience teaching English Online, but you’ll need to be TEFL qualified.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Skima Talk

Skima Talk is perfect for first-time TEFLers who’re looking to teach English online. Native speakers can get started straight away once you’ve completed a TEFL Course like ours!

Expected Salary: You can set your own hourly rate.

Required hours: To teach English online for Skima Talk, you’re required to work at least 15 hours per week.

Experience needed: No previous experience teaching English Online is required, but you will need to be TEFL certified.

Nationalities accepted: Only people with passports from native-English speaking countries will be able to work for Skima Talk.

Verbling

Verbling is an amazing portal for Online TEFL teachers as it allows you to easily connect with English learners from across the globe. Verbling also allows you to base your lessons around your interests and connect with students who have similar hobbies to you – win, win!

Expected Salary: You can set your own rates when working for Verbling.

Required hours: To teach English online for Verbling, you’re required to work a minimum of 5 hours per week.

Experience needed: Teaching experience and a TEFL certificate are required.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

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Learnlight

Despite being less-well-known, Learnlight is a fantastic platform for non-degree holders to use when teaching English Online.

Expected Salary: You can earn between $9-$11 per hour.

Required hours:  To teach English online for Learnlight, you’re required to work at least 10 hours per week.

Experience needed: You’ll need at least 2 years’ experience teaching English online and a TEFL certificate.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

iTalki

Based on your goals and interests, iTalki is an amazing site to use when teaching English online. You can work with students who have similar interests, hobbies, and ideas as you. Plus, with competitive pay and flexible working hours to suit you, you’re on to a winner!

Expected Salary: You can set your own rates as an online TEFL teacher with iTalki.

Required hours: There are no required hours per week to teach English online with iTalki.

Experience needed:  No previous experience teaching English is required but you will need a TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Tutlo

Want to meet people from all over the world and connect at your own convenience? We have just the ticket! With Tutlo, you can organize your own work schedule, teach from anywhere in the world, and earn a great salary. What’s holding you back?

Expected Salary: You can earn between $5-$11 per hour.

Required hours: There are no required hours per week to teach English online with Tutlo.

Experience needed: You need at least 6+ months’ teaching experience and a TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: Tutlo accepts passport holders from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.

Lingoda

If you’re looking for a flexible company then Lingoda is your go-to! You can opt to work evenings and weekends, or on specific days during the week- it’s entirely up to you! Students start from beginners and go all the way up to near-native speakers. Plus, you can specialize in a specific subject area such as Business English and earn even more money – amazing!

Expected Salary: You can set your own rates.

Required hours: There are no required hours for teaching English online with Lingoda.

Experience needed: You need at least 2+ years’ experience teaching English and a TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Engoo

Engoo is a great company to work for as an online TEFL teacher for the first time. It might not pay as well as other companies, but it’s a great way to get your name out there and build your brand and reputation. What better way to put your teaching techniques to the test?

Expected Salary: You can earn between $2-£10 per hour.

Required hours:  There are no required hours for teaching English online with Engoo.

Experience needed: You don’t need any previous teaching experience to work for Engoo, once TEFL qualified you can apply with them straight away!

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Amazing Talker

Last but not least, if you’re looking to land a top TEFL job teaching English online we’d highly recommend Amazing Talker. With competitive rates, flexible working hours, and no specific nationality requirements you’re ready to begin your TEFL career. What’s holding you back?

Expected Salary: You can set your own rates.

Required hours: There are no required hours for teaching English online with Amazing Talker.

Experience needed: You need at least 2+ years’ teaching experience and a TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Degree holders

Although you can find a job teaching English online without a degree, it definitely helps to have one! Generally speaking, companies are willing to pay more for university-educated candidates. So, if you’re wanting to earn a bit of cash after uni or are looking to kickstart your new career then this could be the perfect solution for you! Take a look at some of the best online teaching companies to work for this year and their salaries…

VIPKid

Working for VIPKid is a great way to start your TEFL journey teaching English online. You can earn an amazing salary, work as little as 7.5 hours a week, and teach a mixture of teenagers and children- count us in!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $14-$22 per hour.

Required hours: To teach English online for VIPKid, you’re required to work at least 7.5 hours per week.

Experience needed: No previous experience is required for teaching English online with VIPKid. But, you will need to be TEFL certified and have a bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Nationalities accepted: Only US and Canadian passport holders can apply to work for VIPKid.

EF English First

Join one of the best teaching communities with EF you can teach students of all ages and you even have lesson plans prepared for you – awesome! There’s also the possibility of working abroad once travel restrictions are lifted – sign us up!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $10-$17 per hour.

Required hours: There are no required hours for teaching English online with EF English First.

Experience needed: No experience is needed but, you will need to be TEFL certified and have a bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Nationalities accepted: UK and US passport holders can apply.

 DaDa

If you’re looking for career development as well as the opportunity to work from home, then DaDa is perfect for you! You’ll gain international exposure to prestigious publishers and learning centres will also earn a generous hourly wage!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $15-$25 per hour.

Required hours: To teach English online for DaDa, you’re required to work at least 4 hours per week.

Experience needed: You need at least 1+ years’ experience to work for DaDa, plus a TEFL certificate and bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Nationalities accepted: Anyone from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa can apply.

 SayABC

Deliver fun, interactive, and engaging lessons with SayABC. This fantastic teaching platform will provide you with everything you need to get started online. Plus, with thousands of enrolled students, you’re guaranteed a steady income.

Expected Salary: You can earn between $15-$28 per hour.

Required hours: There are no required hours for teaching English online with SayABC.

Experience needed: You don’t need any previous teaching experience, but you will need a TEFL certificate and bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Nationalities accepted: Anyone from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa can apply.

QKids

QKids is fantastic for engaging with younger students as the platform is interactive and includes games. With only 6 required teaching hours per week and all of your lessons pre-planned, you’ll have plenty of time to yourself! You can teach children and teenagers, as well as earn a competitive hourly rate.

Expected Salary: You can earn between $16-$20 per hour

Required hours: To teach English online for QKids, you’re required to work a minimum of 6 hours per week.

Experience needed: You need at least 2+ years’ teaching experience to work for QKids, a TEFL certificate and a bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Nationalities accepted: US and Canadian passport holders can apply.

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iTutorGroup

Teach anywhere at any time with iTutorGroup. This award-winning international platform will help you connect with thousands of students from across the globe. You’ll also gain exposure to TutorABC, vipJR, and tutorJR – you wouldn’t want to miss it!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $5-$24 per hour.

Required hours: If you want to teach English online with iTtutorGroup you’re required to work at least 10 hours per week.

Experience needed: To teach English online for iTutorGroup, you’ll need at least 1+ years’ experience as well as a TEFL certification and bachelor’s degree.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

Whales English

When teaching English online for Whales English you’ll easily find job security, personal support, and professional development. You can even earn a competitive salary too. Although it’s slightly lower down our list, it’s definitely one of our favourites!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $14-$22 per hour.

Required hours: To teach English Online with Whales English, you’re required to work 8 hours per week.

Experience needed: Previous teaching experience is required, plus a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certificate.

Nationalities accepted: Anyone from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa can apply.

Magic Ears

Earn some of the highest teaching English online salaries with Magic Ears! With a tight-knit community, interactive platform, and instant bookings you’ll soon feel online classroom confident.

Expected Salary: You can earn between $20-$26 per hour.

Required hours: If you want to teach English online with Magic Ears, you’re required to work a minimum of 1.5 hours per week.

Experience needed: No experience is required but you will need a TEFL certification and bachelor’s degree.

Nationalities accepted: All nationalities are accepted.

GoGoKid

Teach teenagers and children in China with GoGoKid. This incredible platform offers great pay, flexible teaching hours, and amazing teaching experience.

Expected Salary: You can earn between $14-$25 per hour.

Required hours: If you want to Teach English Online with GoGo Kid, you’re required to work at least 10 hours per week.

Experience needed: You’ll need previous experience teaching English online, a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification to work for GoGoKid.

Nationalities accepted: US and Canadian passport holders can apply.

English Ninja

Teach English online with English Ninja. Although the salary is slightly lower than other online companies, you can grow your client pool and reputation easily. It’s a great place to start for TEFL beginners!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $9-$13 per hour.

Required hours: To teach English online with English Ninja, you’re required to work at least 12 hours per week.

Experience needed: No experience is required, but you’ll need a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: Anyone from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa can apply.

31abc

Teaching English online doesn’t have to be a full-time commitment, which is why working for 31abc can be handy! If you’re looking to teach English on the side as an extra source of income, then look no further. You can earn up to $22 per hour and only have to work 2 hours per week – awesome!

Expected Salary: You can earn between $8-$22 per hour.

Required hours: To teach English Online with 31abc, you’re required to work 2 hours per week.

Experience needed: You’ll need at least 1+ years’ experience, a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: US, Canadian, and UK passport holders can apply.

VIPX

Transform your students’ lives by teaching English online with VIPX! You’ll earn a competitive salary, have flexible working hours, and will be able to fit lessons in around your current schedule. Why not give it a try and see where it takes you?

Expected Salary: You can earn between $15-$22 per hour.

Required hours: To teach English online for VIPX, you’re required to work at least 8 hours per week.

Experience needed: No experience is needed, but you will need a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certification.

Nationalities accepted: Anyone from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa can apply.

 

There’s never been a better time to teach English online so don’t be afraid to get started – you’ve got this!

 

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