VIPKID states that all new applicants are entering the platform with a base pay between $7-8 in late 2020 (December).
However, I have not seen an applicant assigned more than $7.50 per class for their base pay.
As an aspiring VIPKID teacher, you can expect to earn $7.50 per class (plus incentives).
I would not listen to those that say you’ll be able to earn $8 as a base pay because I have seen hundreds of applicants go through the process and none of them have been offered more than $7.50.
Doesn’t seem like a lot?
Remember, VIPKID classes are 25 minutes in length, meaning you can fit two classes into an hour. So although your base pay will be set at $7.50, you’ll actually be making $15 per hour PLUS your finished class tiered incentive
How Much Will I Earn With The Finished Class Tiered Incentive?
VIPKID has rolled out the new tiered incentives system, meaning that you will earn a bonus for every class you teach.
To figure out how much you’ll make with the finished class tiered incentive, you’ll need to find out what tier you’ll be starting at.
Most new VIPKID teachers start at tier 1, but I have seen a few applicants assigned to tier 2. This information should have been included in the email that VIPKID sent regarding your base pay.
Once you know what tier you’re in, you’ll be able to calculate how much money you’ll make each class thanks to the finished class tiered incentive.
If you’re in tier 1, you’ll start out making $0.80 extra per class or $1.60 per hour for your first 20 classes.
Once you reach 21 classes in one month, you’ll start to earn $1.20 per class or $2.40 per hour.
And this continues. You’ll continue to climb this scale each month.
As soon as you teach 80 classes, you’ll move up a tier and climb through that pay scale until you reach the next tier.
Note: I realize this might be confusing and you probably have plenty of questions. If you need any clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out via email: email@example.com.
VIPKID Trial Class Pay
On the VIPKID platform, there are many different levels of classes that we can teach. One of the levels that can be taught is a trial class.
Trial classes are lessons with trial students or, in other words, students who aren’t paying customers yet.
After teaching with VIPKID for about a year, they allow teachers to hold higher positions within the company. This can include becoming a mock class mentor, a brand ambassador, or a local leader.
These VIPKID opportunities all have much higher pay ($28-30/hr).
You can find these additional opportunities in your Certification tabs in your teacher’s dashboard.
When Do I Get Paid?
VIPKID teachers can choose to be paid weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. You can change your preference in the payment tab in your VIPKID dashboard.
Note: If you choose to get paid weekly or bi-weekly, your tiered class incentives will not show up on every paycheck. You will only receive your tiered class incentives on the paycheck that includes the final day of the month.
How Do I Get Paid?
VIPKID pays its teachers by direct bank deposit or PayPal.
I realize that some people might be wary about giving their bank information to a company abroad, but I have been working with VIPKID for nearly two years and I’ve never had a problem.
They are completely professional and keep all banking information secure.
VIPKID always pays me on time and there are no transaction or international fees.
Paying Taxes While Working with VIPKID
VIPKID hires teachers as independent contractors, which means that we are responsible for filing our own taxes.
This may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
As a general rule of thumb, VIPKID teachers should set aside 30% of each paycheck for taxes.
How Many Hours Can You Work In A Week With VIPKID?
VIPKID offers classes from 8:30am to 9pm Beijing Time, meaning that you could potentially teach for 12.5 hours straight each day.
Although I don’t know anyone who teaches all 12.5 hours, I do know plenty of people who teach 8 hours each day.
In order to do this, you’ll need to build up your student base and reputation with the company. This takes time, but you can increase your bookings with these tricks: How To Quickly Get Bookings With VIPKID.
Does VIPKID Offer Raises?
Prior to 2020, VIPKID did offer teachers raises based on several criteria.
Unfortunately, they have done away with raises as of now.
I do not know if they will continue to keep their teachers’ base pay stagnant or if they will implement a new raise system, but for now you can expect to earn the same amount.
I will continue to keep this blog post updated if I hear anything about new raise requirements.
What Is The Most I Could Make With VIPKID?
I know teachers who make a couple of hundred dollars each month by teaching a few hours here and there.
I also know some teachers who make $8000+ per month through teaching, referring, and working as VIPKID mentors.
VIPKID offers 12.5 teaching hours per day. So could you potentially work 12.5 hours per day, 7 days per week?
But many teachers do not teach that much for obvious reasons.
Overall, earning $3000 per month with VIPKID seems to be the norm for full-time online ESL teachers.
The Wrap-Up: VIPKID Pay & Teaching Salary
So what does VIPKID pay?
This all depends on which tier you’re in, how many classes you teach each week, and if you take advantage of other opportunities to earn more money through VIPKID.
Interested In Teaching With VIPKID?
If this job interests you at all, please take a look at some of my other posts regarding VIPKID, here. I have been teaching with VIPKID for about two years now and I can honestly say it’s an amazing company and a great opportunity.
If you are looking to sign up with VIPKID, I’d appreciate it if you used my referral code. I will be able to help you through all the steps to becoming a successful teacher.
Use referral code: LAURA0279. Once you use my referral code, send me an email so that I know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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