Now that you know how to become an ESL teacher in the Philippines( hyperlink to 7 tips) your next question is probably how much you will earn from this profession.

Before I answer that, it is great to become aware of your options in teaching ESL in the country. As there are many booming cities in Philippines such as Metro Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, the influx of foreigners transferring their families here for sometime is highly likely. This is where you come in. You will help the family, either the children or all of the family members, to adjust smoothly to their new environment. You will teach them how to read, write and speak in English.

You can do this in 3 ways: online tutor service wherein all you need is a good internet connection, a microphone and a video cam; private tutor service that requires you to be within your student's vicinity for easy visits to their homes; or school-based teaching such as in International Schools for Koreans or Chinese kids.

Whether you do an hourly rate or an all-in package for your service, the average monthly pay is around P15,000 to P25,000 excluding bonuses and allowances. For the first 2 options, earning more than this is very possible as you can cater more students with your time.