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

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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, their requirements and how much they pay. Obviously, I can’t list all 300 schools here, but I’ll give you a quick overview.


Schools 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 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


Teaching 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 work freelance 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 service. You set your own hours and rates so there are no average salaries listed.


Freelance 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 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 experience teaching English online above all else. In fact, it’s quite normal for 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 https://oetjobs.com 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 out there.

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  • Neoshni

    Good day I would like to know about online teaching and more information about it thank you

    • eteflonline

      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 support@eteflonline.com and we’ll answer any questions you may still have.

      – Jody

  • Ma4lize

    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.

    • eteflonline

      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 support@eteflonline.com

  • Shalom

    When. Can register

    • eteflonline

      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

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