Teacher Compensation and Benefits

The Western Academy of Beijing offers remuneration that is highly competitive in the international market, and regularly reviews its compensation and benefits package to stay competitive. Salary is paid in local Chinese currency (RMB) and can be converted to most major currencies and transferred out of China after completing the necessary bank paperwork.

Teachers are paid according to their years of teaching experience on a 16-step Teacher's Salary Scale.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Human Resource Office at hr@wab.edu or call Tel: + 86 10 5986 5588 ext. 1203.

Teacher Benefits

WAB provides a comprehensive benefits package for our teachers. Both Local Foreign Hire and Overseas Foreign Hire Teachers receive the following benefits when working at WAB:

  • Chinese income tax
  • Pension
  • Visa, residence permit and foreign expert certificate
  • International health insurance
  • Personal accident and disability insurance
  • Professional development
  • HHO benefits according to the HHO Benefits Guidelines to cover housing, R&R and home leave

Overseas Foreign Hire Teachers will be provided with the following one-time benefits in support of their relocation to Beijing:

  • Relocation airfare
  • Shipping
  • Settling-In allowance

Dependent Benefits

The following benefits will also be extended to an Overseas Foreign Hire Teacher:

  • Child Dependent tuition at WAB
  • Spouse and/or Child Dependent benefits

Please note: Only a teacher’s legal and accompanying spouse and child (under 18 years old), whose names are stated in the employment contract, will be considered as “contractual dependents” and therefore be be eligible for dependent benefits.