3 Ways Teachers Are Earning £76,000 - £100,000+ Per Year
Teachers are often underpaid. Inexperienced teachers, especially, must use extreme creativity in stretching their tiny salaries to cover all their expenses. But, not all teachers struggle to earn a decent living.
There are teachers who are paid extremely well for the work they do. If you're considering a career as a teacher, you should check out these 3 ways other teachers are earning paychecks of £76,000 - £100,000 or more per year.
1. Teaching at International Schools in Countries That Pay Well
Becoming a teacher in the UK results in a likely starting salary of about £19,600, according to the Independent (although there are some noteworthy exceptions, as you will learn if you read on to discover the other ideas listed below). Leaving the UK to teach in international schools around the globe can be much more profitable.
Learn from Oneika Raymond, a Canadian educator turned media personality who enjoyed a ten-year career earning more than £76,000 (US$100,000) per year teaching at international schools. Oneika is generous in sharing tips and advice on how you, too, could earn a comfortable living as an international school teacher.
According to Oneika, securing work abroad can be accomplished if you earn your teaching credentials in your home country. She holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and a teaching license.
So for example, if you're in the UK, you'd want to obtain your PGCE degree. In the USA, you'd want to obtain your bachelor's degree and whichever licenses and certifications are relevant in your state of residence. In Australia, you'll need to earn your bachelor's degree and register with whichever state or territory board of education holds jurisdiction in your area. A Master of Education degree is helpful for earning the highest paychecks possible and obtaining the most coveted positions in the international schools.
2. Becoming Head Teacher at an Academy School
The Daily Mail has reported on teachers in the UK who are earning salaries of more than £100,000 per year. Their report reveals that the majority of teachers who enjoy these earnings are headteachers at academy schools.
3. Selling Information Products
Clark Howard at Clark.com reports that numerous teachers are making more than US$100,000 / £76,000 per year selling their lesson plans, quizzes, tests and similar informational products to other educators via a marketplace known as teacherspayteachers.com.
Anyone who's spent time developing a lesson plan or a test knows how challenging and time-consuming it can be. It's win-win for both the educators who buy the information products and the teachers who sell them. If you’ve already developed training materials for your classes, this is a smart way to increase your earnings as a teacher -- without having to do all that much in the way of additional work. If you’re an aspiring teacher, this is an idea to keep in mind for the future as you develop new course materials.
So there you have it: 3 ways other teachers are earning much better than average salaries while engaging in work they enjoy. We're hopeful you've found these ideas inspiring and motivating. These are certainly things you could accomplish, too, if you take action to obtain the credentials you need for pursuing a career in education.
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