Salary and Benefits

Keystone Academy understands that the quality, commitment, sense of purpose and sheer enjoyment of its teachers is one of its most important assets. We want our teachers to thrive, and to ensure that all our students thrive in their care and tutelage. To the end of attracting and retaining excellence teachers, Keystone’s salary and benefits package is highly competitive. We offer substantial moving allowances, as well as comprehensive medical coverage to our teachers and their dependents. All teaching staff, whether expatriate or Chinese National, are on the same pay schedule. Expatriate teaching staff will receive an additional 10 percent of their base salary in lieu of a pension fund. Chinese National teaching staff will follow the government mandatory insurance program by Chinese Labour Law. Below are some samples of salary for faculty for the 2016-2017 school year so you may consider your savings and lifestyle potential at Keystone.

Minimum starting salary for a teacher with 2 years full time teaching experience and a Bachelor degree
Annual Base Salary: RMB290,000 (Step 2)
Total Annual Salary: RMB290,000 plus retirement gratuity in place of pension, with all Chinese taxes paid.

An accomplished mid-career teacher with 16 years full time teaching experience and a Master’s degree
Annual Base Salary: RMB364,000 (Step 16)
Master's Stipend: RMB15,000
Total Annual Salary: RMB379,000 plus retirement gratuity in place of pension, with all Chinese taxes paid.

The top of our salary scale: a teacher with 40 or more years full time teaching experience, long service to Keystone, and a Doctoral degree
Annual Base Salary: RMB487,000 (Step 40)
Doctorate's Stipend: RMB25,000
Total Annual Salary: RMB512,000 plus retirement gratuity in place of pension, with all Chinese taxes paid.

If an administrative role is involved (dorm parent, Head of department etc.), an additional stipend will be provided.

Travel to and from one’s home is provided yearly for staff and their families. For middle and high school staff living on campus, we provide furnished two and three-bedroom apartments in our residential buildings, with full access for all immediate family members to the school’s dinning halls, sports and recreational facilities, and libraries. For day faculty, who qualify, we provide housing subsidies commensurate with market rates here in Beijing, with additions for dependents.

Teaching At Keystone Academy


Western Association Of Schools And Colleges Round Square
Beijing, China
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