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There are definitely schools that offer more.
We found usually they fall into three categories.
  1. They are in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou,  Shenzhen where the cost of living and renting an apartment is higher (in the end the amount you make does not go as far)
  2. Others post a higher amount with issues of not following their agreement later or have extra expectations/work hours or the position comes with very little support and many unexpected cultural differences which generally would not be acceptable for most teachers. 
  3. Other school have issues with their teachers or finding and supporting teachers with a high turn over rate and their method of battling their problem is offering a higher salary.
M.E.F. offers bonus projects for teachers that would like to make some extra money.   For example last month a teacher received over 6000 RMB in project incentives.  Which gave them over 21,000 RMB for the month, so teachers have the option to contribute to receive higher salaries. The projects keep changing but some examples would be curriculum development, STEAM project development, creating city guides, social media support, training support, etc., where teachers can make an extra 1500 to 3,000 RMB+ each month.

Our salary offers a very comfortable life in China. When you keep in mind the cost of living, low apartment expenses, no need for a car, the low cost of traveling and entertainment, etc., the salary easily compares to what new full time teachers make in western countries. Most of our teachers continue with us when they finish their contracts even if they can find other places that offer more money in China.
  
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