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Salary and Benefits

All teachers at KNS are under contract.  This means that they enjoy the benefits of Taiwan’s health insurance program, which includes medical and dental coverage.  KNS covers the fees incurred in the processing of your work permit and ARC (Alien Rresidence Certificate), as well as the cost of the required medical check.


Travel bonus.  A bonus of $NT40 per hour worked, paid to all teachers following the completion of a first year contract.  There are just over 1400 working hours per year.


Full time hours all in one place.   All teachers at KNS work full time hours at a single school, where they have their own desk and access to an array of teaching aids and materials, including the internet.


Summer Holiday.  KNS offers teachers significant vacation time.  In addition to a nice break at Chinese New Year and days off on all national holidays, KNS teachers enjoy a lengthy, three-week summer vacation.  Whether you wish to head back home to catch up with friends and family, lounge on a tropical beach, or hit the South-East Asian backpacking trails, three weeks gives you ample time to relax and recharge.  The KNS summer break runs from late July to early August.


Savings.  First year teachers at KNS net a total annual income of over 820000 NT$.  Monthly expenditures vary with lifestyle, of course, but the cost of living in Kaohsiung is quite low.  A big spender, living alone (higher rent) can still expect to save 30000 NT$ per month, while those more interested in living frugally, can easily save a monthly 40000 NT$ or more.