Salaries at CMIS are modest. Basic starting monthly salaries for qualified full-time teachers with certification/llicensing in their home country are as follows:
- Less than one year’s experience Baht 53,917
- One to two years’ experience Baht 55,889
- Three years’ experience Baht 57,861
- Four years’ experience Baht 59,833
- Five or more years’ experience Baht 61,805
Benefits include accident and health insurance, participation in a school-matched severance fund, and tuition waivers for teachers with school-age children. CMIS also provides assistance with completing all visa and work permit requirements and finding affordable housing.
In considering the salary and benefits offered by Chiang Mai International School, it is important to keep in mind that our purpose and values are quite different from many other international schools. Each person has different financial needs, and those needs should be considered compared to our salaries. For example, it is very difficult for a family to get by only on one CMIS income. The intangible benefits of working at CMIS include involvement with a dynamic, warm student body and teaching staff and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a supportive school environment.
The benefits of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city and a regional travel hub, include a low cost of living in a city rich in culture and history, the modern conveniences of Bangkok without the crowding and traffic, and easy access to nearby countries, such as Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, China and Singapore.