Teachers who are looking to earn a comfortable salary will not be disappointed when teaching in Qatar. Those with at least a bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate, and English proficiency can expect to earn between US$2,000-4,500.
Acquiring a position can be competitive, but highly qualified teachers can expect to have their housing, flights, transportation to/from school, health insurance, and often a settling-in allowance (US$500-$2,000) completely paid for by the school.
Although schools usually prefer certified teachers, those with a Bachelor’s degree and a reputable TEFL certificate can still find a teaching position in certain schools if they are willing to do a bit of research.
English teachers are in high demand in Qatar since the country is made up of 85% expats from other countries and English is the official language of business. English teachers can find employment by teaching in language centers or by offering private lessons. Teachers who specialize in a specific niche, such as Business English or English for Medical Professionals, can typically charge higher rates.
Teachers who secure a teaching position in Qatar not only receive a very generous tax-free salary, but they also have the potential for saving US$500-$1,000+ each month. Rent is the largest expense one might have, so choosing a school that provides housing or an allowance is important. Groceries, clothing, and electronics are tax-free and transportation is relatively cheap, so the saving potential is quite high here.