The Yangtze river delta was formed by the Chinese Government in 1982, where 21 cities are now part of this thriving group of cities. This move was to promote development and industry in this key area in order to make these cities work more as a team and become stronger.
The result has been outstanding, with development of key cities in the Yangtze river delta at the top of the development of the entire country. The Yangtze river delta consists key cities such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou.
The Yangtze delta spans across tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 cities so the salaries should follow this pattern:
Tier 1 Cities: Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou
10,000-20,000RMB /month (Depending on hours, students and location)
Tier 2 Cities: Nantong, Shaoqing, Changzhou
Tier 3 Cities: Ma'an Shan, Quzhou
Salary guides vary on hours and type, if your not teaching you can add roughly 5,000RMB to these salaries. Usually Tier 2 - Tier 3 cities offer accommodation as part of the package.
Requirements to work in the Yangtze River Delta
As a Teacher:
* BA Degree holders or Higher
* 2 years Post-Graduate work experience (needs a letter of reference if you've recently graduated)
* UK, USA, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and sometimes South African passport holders can be accepted
* 120 Hour TEFL Certificate or Higher
Working in the Yangtze River Delta on a tourist/business visa is not recommended. If you do not have a BA Degree and/or are not a native speaker you should try the Pearl River Delta or smaller tier 3 cities near bordering countries.
As a Consulant:
* 2 years Post-Graduate related work experience