VIPKid Pay

As of December 26, 2019, all new teachers will receive a different pay incentive. We are still waiting for some clarification. To read about the new incentive, click here.

VIPKid advertises that you can make between $14-$22 dollars an hour, which is very true. After all the “add-ons” teachers receive, the minimum is really $16 an hour.

So, here is a short explanation of VIPKid pay. I hope you enjoy!

Base Pay + $1 incentive per class + monthly bonus = class pay 2 = hourly pay

Base Pay

VIPKid base pay ranges from $7.50 per class to $9 per class. While it is possible, I find it difficult to get a pay raise past $8 (update – ya’ll I got a pay raise! $8.50!) Therefore during your interview show them that you are overly qualified. ie teaching certificate, TESOL certificate, old jobs in schools, after-school help etc.

$1 incentive per class

VIPKid will give you $1 per class that you show up to on time and teach the full 25 minutes. I have NEVER had them take away this $1 incentive in over 2 years and I have NEVER read somewhere about them taking it away. So seriously consider this a given extra dollar per class. Wahoo!

Monthly Bonus

If you teach over 30 classes in a calendar month (15 hours), you get an extra $0.50 for ALL the classes taught that month. If you teach over 45  classes in a calendar month (22.5 hours), you get an extra $1 for ALL the classes taught that month. They do not combine the $0.50 and $1 together, so no, you will not make an extra $1.50 on any classes through the monthly bonus.

The Fun, Extra incentives:

If you convert a trial class over to a major class course (meaning after they tried out VIPKid with you, they signed up), you get $5.

If you have a class booked within 24 hours, you get an extra $2 per class.

If you teach during certain time frames  or a certain number of classes (rules given via email from VIPKid), you can make extra. For example, in the month of April 2019, you can earn an extra $70 if you teach 28 classes per week.

If you teach classes, you get “tokens”. You can enter them into different raffle drawings. Sometimes someone wins an iPad. Last month I won an extra $200! But winning depends entirely on luck. They advertise some raffles by email.

Personal example:

My base pay in Spring of 2019 was $8 per class, but we always get that extra $1 per class, and I always teach more than 45 classes in a calendar month. So, when I look at my pay, I always think about how I am making $10 per class, or $20 an hour. Obviously, some may get a higher or lower base pay, or some might not teach 45 classes in a month.

To take this further, in the last three calendar months (Dec, Jan, Feb), I have taught an average of 230 classes a month and made an average of $2330/month. Doing some math, that’s about 28.75 hours a week and a little over $20/hour.

($8   $1  + $1) *2= $10 2 = $20  hourly pay

The Icky Part, (Although I like it cause I’m nerdy)…

Taxes:

Teachers are contractors and not employees of VIPKid. There are no benefits. You have to save money and do quarterly taxes to avoid penalties. Quarterly taxes aren’t too difficult, and I always just save 30% of my monthly paycheck to pay the quarterly taxes and continue to save the left over cash until I pay my taxes for the year.

Questions? Ask away!

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