Teaching salaries and living expenses in the United States
Ambassadors in our program receive a full-time teaching salary from the host school district, and typically budget to pay for their own living expenses in the US from the teaching salary, including such costs as renting housing, leasing or purchasing a car and food. Teaching salaries and living expenses in the US will vary considerably due to a number of factors such as years of teaching experience, teaching location, family size and other lifestyle choices.
Therefore, it is important that teachers plan carefully for these living expenses prior to coming to the US. Participate Learning will provide teachers who accept a teaching position additional information on anticipated salary and local living expenses.
Estimated monthly pay with federal and state deductions
Based on a sample $37,000 salary paid over 12 months (Actual salaries, state and federal taxes may vary.)
*First-year teachers may be eligible for FICA exemption for up to two calendar years, based upon prior presence in the US.
Estimated ranges for monthly expenses
*Ambassadors with young children should budget for additional childcare costs.
Based on initial costs, Participate Learning recommends that all new ambassadors bring a minimum of $3,000 to put towards relocation expenses (car down payment, utility deposits, etc.).
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