The average Spanish language school in Antigua, Guatemala pays its teachers from $2.00 to $3.50 per hour while charging the student $14.00 to $20.00 per hour. The independent Spanish teachers listed on our site earn 100% of the money that the student pays for the class. We recommend $12.00 per hour with a minimum package of 10 classes. You will pay the teachers directly through a mutually agreed upon method to ensure that they receive exactly the pay publicized. While $12.00 per hour may not seem sufficient, in Guatemala, this is a living wage that allows our instructors to support themselves and their families. With the most typical monthly salary (outside of the capital) in Guatemala being just $343.00, an independent Spanish teacher with 5 students per day, 5 days per week can earn $1,200.00 per month, well above average, and well above the $300.00 or so per month they would earn with the higher paying Spanish schools in Guatemala.
The bare numbers:
Most typical monthly salary in Guatemala: $343.00 *
Average monthly salary at a decent Spanish school: $300.00 - $350.00
Average monthly salary potential of an Independent Spanish teacher: $1,200.00
* According to averagesalarysurvey.com 12/2022.
The World Bank 2020 estimates that 52.4% of Guatemala's population lives in poverty.
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