As a teacher, am I really going to be earning four times the salary of a Thai?

No. And you see this same old line churned out by numerous websites in an attempt to lure you to this South-east Asian paradise. It's a load of old tosh! You might be earning four times the salary of a street-sweeper or the guy who works down at the harbour putting fishes heads in a big net, but then again you would expect to be wouldn't you? You're a professional teacher. The truth is that foreign teacher salaries have increased very little here in the last 20 years. You can read more on the myth that claims "foreign teachers earn four times the salary of the average Thai in this ajarn article.  

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