Compensation & Benefits

Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is committed to being a community where each member seeks out every opportunity to successfully deliver our mission, “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities.”

To support this effort SCIS offers a highly competitive benefit and salary package, these include:

  • Salary: SCIS offers a competitive salary package that reflects the years of experience a faculty member has accrued. For those faculty with 3-7 years, our base salary begins at $51,000, at 8-12 years it is $53,000, and for those with more than 13 years of experience, the starting salary is $55,000. Those faculty members with Masters or Doctorate degrees will be provided enhancements of $2,000 or $4,000 to their base salary respectively.
  • Host Country Taxes: SCIS will pay, on your behalf, all of the People’s Republic of China taxes accrued from your salary.
  • Retirement/Personal Savings: All eligible faculty members will receive $3,000.00 in each of the first two years of employment. Thereafter, the payment will increase by $500 per year to a maximum of $5500
  • Health Care: SCIS provides international faculty members with major health insurance which offers coverage worldwide, excluding the US (comprehensive emergency care is covered within the US).
  • Housing: School provides housing for the first school year and a housing allowance the second year of employment and beyond.
  • Airfare: SCIS will provide each teacher with US$3000 for an annual travel supplement upon submission of the airfare receipt, ticket, and boarding pass. An additional supplement is given for one dependent child per teacher (US$ 500 if under the age of 2 and US$ 1250 if age 2 year or older.
  • Displacement Allowance: SCIS will pay a displacement allowance of US$1000 for each new teacher upon his/her arrival in Shanghai in August. (first year only)
  • Extra Baggage Allowance: SCIS offers a one-time extra baggage allowance for actual costs up to the maximum amount of US$1500 payable after the presentation of applicable receipts (reimbursable for the first year only).
  • Transportation Cards: SCIS will provide each faculty member RMB 2,000 (approximately $300) to support their transportation needs.
  • Wellness: SCIS will provide each faculty up to RMB2,000 (approximately $300) receipt-based benefit to support health, wellbeing, and general wellness efforts.
  • Annual Health Check: SCIS will provide each faculty up to $500 for an annual health checkup.
  • Dental Wellness: SCIS will provide each faculty member up to RMB3,000 (approximately $450) receipt-based benefit to support annual dental checkups and health.
  • School Provided Lunch: SCIS will provide cafeteria lunch to faculty on all school days.
  • Professional Development: SCIS’ provides professional development funding on an annual basis. For the initial two year contract, this amounts to $1,000.00 along with access to additional professional development experiences that are covered directly by the school. In a faculty member’s third year and beyond they may receive up to $1,500.00 in professional development funding.
  • Student Tuition and Fees: All SCIS overseas hired teachers’ school-age children have SCIS tuition and fees covered up to two children if both parents are teaching and up to one child for a single teacher or a teacher with a non-teaching spouse. Tuition for additional children above the allowance is provided at a discounted amount. All children must meet admission requirements.
  • Technology: SCIS provides each faculty member with the use of a school-owned Apple laptop.
  • Leaves of Absence: Personal Leave, Sick Leave, Compassionate Leave, and Professional Leave. Paid Maternity Leave is available after the 2nd year of employment.
  • Recruitment Leave: Up to 4 paid recruitment leave days (extended with 1 personal leave day) may be taken by an overseas-hired teacher in his/her third or more year, with pre-arrangement and approval of the Administration.
  • Schools that nurture a unique community of learners
    SCIS is a community of learners. We all strive, students, teachers and parents, to be life-long learners. I chose this school for its vision, it is a school that values international education – the kind of education where inquiring minds who are knowledgeable and caring take action in their community. The opportunity to grow as an educator is second to none. Shanghai is a city full of energy, living and working here is a remarkable opportunity both professionally and socially.

    Ricky Whitfield

    Grade 3 Teacher, SCIS Hongqiao Campus

    Hongqiao ECE Campus

    2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
    Shanghai, China 200336
    Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
    Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

    Hongqiao Campus

    1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
    Shanghai, China 200051
    Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
    Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

    Pudong Campus

    198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
    Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
    Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
    Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

    Hongqiao ECE Campus

    2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
    Shanghai, China 200336
    Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
    Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

    Hongqiao Campus

    1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
    Shanghai, China 200051
    Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
    Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

    Pudong Campus

    198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
    Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
    Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
    Fax: 86-21-6261-4639