＜Which is better for you? Large or small EIKAIWA?＞
You may be surprised, but of all the differences between large and small EIKAIWA, money is the one thing that is the most similar.
Large school salaries will all be in the 230,000 yen a month range, with fringe benefits, and some kind of bonus for full-time positions. Generally you can expect that any raises will be very small. This is often a discouragement for new teachers who start working with the assumption that they will get a big raise at contract renewal.
Unfortunately, not only are big raises not the norm, but because large institutes can quickly hire replacement teachers, there isn’t any real incentive for them to give big raises.
On the bright side, some giant chain schools offer nice fringe benefits including paid holidays, social insurance, accommodation, visa support and so on.
Smaller EIKAIWA often give a bit higher salary. Usually because it is harder for them to hire replacement teachers quickly, mostly because of their location.
Getting raises and other perks is often easier in smaller EIKAIWA. Because there are less people they are quicker to recognize your effort.
If your quality teaching helps build their student base, they tend to be more inclined to give you contract renewal bonuses, raises and other perks compared to large institutes.
Because giving teachers generous benefit packages can be too much of an expense for the employers, many smaller EIKAIWA simply offer what's mandatory according to the Labor Standards Act, such as paid holidays and social insurance.
You can expect ¥1,200 to ¥2,250 per hour without any benefits for a part-time position.