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Benefits & Salary

The benefit packages for Concordia teachers depend on whether a teacher is hired from abroad or hired locally. We have provided detailed information regarding the salary scale and benefits for Overseas Expatriate Faculty and Local Expatriate Faculty.

Housing

Shanghai's International school Salary
The view from the Rittmann Roof-top

Faculty housing is located in a section of Shanghai known as Green City (Jinqiao), within walking distance or a short bike ride from the school. This is a relatively new housing area that is specifically designed to appeal to western tastes with an emphasis on green spaces and family life. Many of our student's families also live in Jinqiao.

All new overseas expatriate faculty members live in apartments appropriate for their family size. Maximum apartment size for a family is a three bedroom unit. The school provides basic appliances and pays the rent; the teacher, in most cases, furnishes the apartment and pays the utilities.

Please note that housing may be in other complexes as well, based upon availability, accommodation of pets, etc. Some single/couple housing comes furnished. If this is the case, it is unlikely that furnishings can be removed from the apartment.

Concordia informs new hires of their housing assignment prior to their arrival in August, typically by the end of June.

Overseas Expatriate Faculty Benefits

Overseas expatriate faculty are those who are recruited from abroad by the school, specifically to work at Concordia.

  1. The school pays the Chinese individual income taxes for the listed cash compensation. The Teacher is responsible for his/her home country tax liabilities.
  2. Retirement plan: 10% of salary paid as cash payment or LCMS plan, if currently enrolled.
  3. Worldwide medical insurance
  4. Laptop computer assigned to each teacher for their use and an iPad is available when needed by the curriculum
  5. Professional development allowance (approximately $1500 per year)
  6. Housing
  7. Annual airline passage allowance in support of home leave
  8. Leave allowances: including sick, personal, end of contract, childbirth/adoption, and compassionate
  9. Early resignation decision allowance
  10. Relocation allowance
  11. Medical evacuation and disability insurance
  12. School tuition at Concordia for teachers’ children for up to three children if both parents are teaching and up to two children for a single teacher or a teacher with a non-teaching spouse. Tuition for additional children above the allowance is discounted 50%. All children must meet admission requirements. Any fees, including but not limited to busing, student trips, and tech equipment, related to enrollment are fully the employee’s responsibility.
  13. College student home visit allowance

Local Expatriate Faculty Benefits

Local expatriate faculty are those already residing in Shanghai holding a foreign passport. Their decision for coming to Shanghai may have been to accompany a spouse or partner who came to work in Shanghai, or any other circumstance that would cause him or her to be in Shanghai prior to the hiring process.

Exception: Teachers who are employed at another international school within Shanghai and are receiving an overseas hire package may receive an overseas contract with Concordia. The teacher’s present employer must verify in writing that the teacher is currently receiving an overseas hire package, as per benefits noted in the overseas hire list of benefits, and acknowledge that the teacher is free to consider a contract with Concordia.

Applications are received throughout the year. Please state you are a local expatriate when sending us your application.

  1. The school pays the Chinese individual income taxes for the listed cash compensation. The Teacher is responsible for his/her home country tax liabilities.
  2. Retention bonus: 10% of salary paid in the second year of employment on both year's earnings.
  3. Worldwide medical insurance (if not already covered)
  4. Laptop computer assigned to each teacher for their use and an iPad is available when needed by the curriculum
  5. Professional development allowance (approximately $1500 per year)
  6. Leave allowances: including sick, personal, end of contract, childbirth/adoption, and compassionate
  7. Early resignation decision allowance
  8. Long and short term disability insurance
  9. School tuition at Concordia for teachers’ child (if not covered through spouse's contract.) All children must meet admission requirements. Any fees, including but not limited to busing, student trips, and tech equipment, related to enrollment are fully the employee’s responsibility.

Salary Schedule

2017-18 Concordia Expatriate Teachers' Annual Salary Scale


BA EntryMA Entry
0317,843353,191
1326,680362,027
2335,517370,865
3344,354379,702
4353,191388,539
5362,027397,376
6370,865406,212
7379,702415,050
8388,539423,887
9397,376432,724
10406,212
441,561
11415,050450,396
12423,887459,234
Years of Experience Salary Scale in Chinese RMB (Sept. 2016 approx. 6.7RMB=$1) SALARY SCALE IN CHINESE RMB (SEPT. 2016 APPROX. 6.7RMB=$1)
13432,724468,071
14
441,561476,908
15 450,396485,747
Total of 20 steps on the scale

*The maximum experience step beyond degree entry is 15 years.

Concordia International School Shanghai Benefits & Salary
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