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Salary & Benefits—We’ve Upgraded Our Teaching Package!

HESS offers a contract with a guaranteed minimum number of teaching hours per week, averaged over the month. This allows teachers to budget and save confidently while providing flexibility. With this contract, there’s also time to devote to other interests or take on more teaching hours. We now offer higher starting pay rates, paid prep work, and new bonuses—find out more below!

  • Flexible Hourly Pay Rate & Paid Prep Time

    With a starting pay of NT$620–660 per teaching hour (based on experience and qualifications), you can easily save money and pay off your student loans. There are no office hours and no required time at your school other than when you have a class. If you would like to prepare for your classes at home or outside the school, that’s OK! We even pay for classroom preparation: NT $3000 per month.

    Flexible Hourly Pay Rate & Paid Prep Time
  • Nationalized Health Insurance

    After receiving your HESS-sponsored resident visa, we will apply for your national health insurance coverage. This costs you typically NT$300–500 a month (depending on income and area) which is automatically deducted from your salary. (That is a small fraction of the total cost. HESS and the government pay the remainder.) The net effect is that you get extremely cheap access to Taiwan's well-equipped health system, including dental, eye care and even traditional Chinese medicine.

    Nationalized Health Insurance
  • Guaranteed Teaching Hours

    During your first month, we try and ease you into teaching by gradually increasing your workload. After that, we guarantee a minimum of 20 teaching hours per week, averaged over the month. Unlike some other schools, you’ll always have a guaranteed base to your salary, with the ability to take on more if you’re looking to make extra cash.

    Guaranteed Teaching Hours
  • Regular Raises and Contract Bonuses

    Once a year, teachers are appraised and given raises. Raises apply to your hourly pay rate and are up to NT$40/hour, depending on performance and professionalism. The ceiling pay rate of NT$800 per hour can be reached after four or five years of good appraisals.

    Beyond this, HESS offers two types of contract bonuses. You will receive NT$10,000 in your 18th month’s pay for renewing your contract for a second year. Then an additional NT$15,000 will be given as a contract completion bonus in your 24th month (after completing your second yearlong contract). The contract completion bonuses then increase at end of the third year to NT$20,000 and again to NT$30,000 at the end of every year thereafter. The longer you stay, the more we pay!

    Regular Raises and Contract Bonuses

One Month of Extended Leave
for Contract Renewal

Teachers who renew their contract after their first year may choose to take an extra one month of vacation time each year in addition to the vacation days built into each yearly contract.

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