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My wife and I are 20 + years experienced teachers considering relocating to Switzerland on early retirement. Can anyone advise on salaries at ZIS?
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Re: Salaries at Zurich International School

I think, from what I have heard, they have fairly clear salary structure, so it would not be difficult to approach them, and if there is a position available, ask about the salary...

You can do a rough estimate of what a swiss qualified teacher with your sort of qualifications and experience is paid, but be aware that movement through various steps is based on further training and some sort of vetting process, and not automatic.

Either way, teachers are paid in Switzerland some of the highest salaries compared to the cost of living... we estimated based on a 30% higher cost of living vs. Australia, and the salary offer was about 30% better than the maximum potential in Australia...add to that the rent being lower than what we were paying in 'suburban' Sydney... and we reckon we're ahead...
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Re: Salaries at Zurich International School

My understanding from a neighbouring teacher (although not at an international school) is that salaries can range depending upon the age of the children you teach.

So what age, and if the older children what subjects do you teach.

Teachers here have a much better deal than the USA (from the mouth of teacher friends). Not sure how that stacks up with Canada.
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Re: Salaries at Zurich International School

If you are looking specifically at ZIS, then contact them directly to ask the salary scale. I will send you some info in a PM.
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Re: Salaries at Zurich International School

I am interested in teaching in Switzerland as well. From the research I have done, it looks as though international schools are quite independent and can pay whatever they like... Does anyone know if international schools have a preference for native English speakers or German speakers? Any info for teaching in Swiss intl schools would be welcome!
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My wife and I are 20 + years experienced teachers considering relocating to Switzerland on early retirement. Can anyone advise on salaries at ZIS?
Hi,
Unless youngo to a teacher recruitment fair, you will be hard pressed getting employed at any of the larger schools in the Zurich area, or any international schoolmin CH for that matter (talking about the larger ones here). However, salaries are wonderful here for teachers, even at the smaller schools. ZIS with you experience and full time should pay near 100k per year.
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Unless you go to a teacher recruitment fair, you will be hard pressed getting employed at any of the larger schools in the Zurich area, or any international school inCH for that matter (talking about the larger ones here). However, salaries are wonderful here for teachers, even at the smaller schools. ZIS with you experience and full time should pay near 100k per year.
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