Online teaching jobs

Who is Hiring Online Teachers Now and How Much Do They Pay?

Getting online teaching jobs can be tough at first, so below I list some of the schools hiring online English teachers (and how much they pay).

*This is the third blog in a series of five, to read the previous blog click here.

As I mentioned in the previous blog, there are over 300 online schools operating right now and most are actively recruiting. Let’s have a look at some of the more popular schools hiring online English teachers, their requirements and how much they pay. Obviously, I can’t list all 300 schools here, but I’ll give you a quick overview. Hopefully, this will help you find and get online teaching jobs!

Schools where you can get online teaching jobs

Schools hiring teachers that require a degree:

  1. Hujiang – $12-$20/hour
  2. GoGoKid – $14-$20/hour
  3. SayABC – $15- $28/hour
  4. iTutorGroup (TutorABC) – $14-$24/hour
  5. Nicekid – $15-$24/hour
  6. Orange Talk – $18-$22/hour
  7. Liulishuo $17-$22/hour
  8. Boktutors -$13-$18/hour
  9. Ingo – $15/hour
  10. DaDa – $16 -$25/hour

Schools hiring online teachers that don’t require a degree:

  1. Berlitz- $9-$15/hour
  2. Bright Learning – $10-$12/hour
  3. EnglishDom – $9-$10
  4. QuQuABC – $17-$23
  5. eTeacher Group – $5-$10
  6. HelloKid $5-$14
  7. Open Languages $10-$15
  8. Iboux – $5-$15
  9. IQBar – $12-$16
  10. Go For Languages – $12-$16

The online teaching jobs with these schools are contract positions where you get paid a set amount per hour.

Teaching English online via smartphone/tablet/apps:

  1. Cambly – $10/hour
  2. Palfish – $10-18/hour
  3. The Talk List – $10/hour
  4. Face Talk – $3-$10/hour
  5. Rype App – $9-$11/hour
  6. Edoo Pad -$5-$15/hour
  7. Boxfish – $20-$22/hour
  8. SnapLingo – $18-$22/hour
  9. Jiliguala Education – $18-$21/hour
  10. Tutoring – $10-$14/hour

Remember that we also mentioned that you can teach freelance online by creating a profile with a platform that connects teachers with students. While some of the above teaching apps provide this service, below are some PC/Laptop based providers of this freelancer service. You set your own teaching hours and rates so there are no average salaries listed.

Freelance online teaching job platforms:

  1. Tutorme
  2. iTalki
  3. Verbling
  4. Café Talk
  5. Verbal Planet

As you can see from the lists, you are likely to get paid more teaching English online if you have a degree. Therefore, if you don’t have one then expect to get paid a little less in the beginning. You can always work your way up in one company to a higher pay grade and use that to apply to other schools, even those who require a degree, as everyone values online teaching experience above all else. In fact, it’s quite normal for online teachers in this industry to work for several schools at one time to cover all the hours they require and to provide the salary that they need.

There are some big names missing from this list as well, like VIPKid. I left them out on purpose because they are very exclusive in their recruitment process.

I could give you application links to each of these schools but has a massive database and a very intuitive search tool that I find is the best on the market. So go ahead and click on their link above to do your own research and check out those other 270+ schools hiring teachers out there.

For help with teaching English online get in touch with us or join our online teaching community on Facebook: The eTEFL Online Community Network

Note: Our online teacher training includes resources and support to help you prepare for and find online teaching jobs. It’s one of the major perks of doing your TEFL training with us. Many years of experience have shown us that teachers who get the tools and support they need are far more likely to succeed as online English teachers, and over less time.

10 thoughts on “Who is Hiring Online Teachers Now and How Much Do They Pay?”

    1. Hi Neoshni,
      For more info, keep reading the blog series and go to the bottom of the homepage to watch a recorded webinar that we did with a full-time online English teacher, where we covered a lot. If you still have any questions after that, send us an email to and we’ll answer any questions you may still have.
      – Jody

  1. Good day,
    I do have my B. Ed degree. Do I still need to do my TEFL if I want to work via app/smartphone etc.

    1. Hello Marlize,
      it depends on your degree, is it in education? Are you a qualified teacher? If not, then you should get some sort of teaching qualification or you won’t get many students through your teacher profile.
      Let us know if you have any other questions. You can also email us here

    1. Hello Shalom, you can register whenever you are ready. Simply visit our website homepage and click on the Enroll now button below the option of your choice and follow the instructions.
      Let us know if you have any other questions.
      The eTefl Online Team

  2. Hi, I completed my TEFL 2021…and I have a Btech Degree in International communications. I have ne experience with online teaching.Are you able to assist with starting my online teaching?

    1. Jody Van der Westhuizen

      Hi Katleho, yes we can help you.

      In fact, we have developed 3 programs specifically for people who already have a TEFL certificate but need help launching their online teaching careers.

      The Standard TEFL Mentorship program includes our self-study mentorship course and 30-hour IELTS specialization course.

      The Professional TEFL Mentorship program includes our live, guided mentorship over Zoom as well as the IELTS course, and the Advanced TEFL Mentorship program adds a 30-hour Online teaching practicum where you will teach real ESL students to gain experience and confidence.

      You can find all 3 programs, their inclusions, and fees on our website here

      This month, we have 2 mentorship groups running simultaneously but both are full. We will start another group on Thursday the 3rd of November but please register as soon as possible as they fill up fast. The November group is already 50% full.

      If you have any other questions, please contact me directly here

  3. Hello
    I would like to do online teaching. I am TEFL qualified and have a N.dip Human resource management tertiary qualification. I was a Training officer for adults at a company I worked for previously for five years. Will you kindly give me advise?
    Kind regards

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