We now have a salary scale for the American International School of Kuwait (AIS). We only have the scale for teachers with an undergraduate degree and certification – we do not know how this changes with a graduate degree.
We also wish to note that the amounts are a few years old, so if AIS has given raises and you have more current information, please contact us.
A basic summary:
- ASK starts a teacher at 827 Kuwaiti Dinar each month. After each year, the monthly salary increases by 5 KD.
- At ASK, your graduate degree is practically useless. A teacher with a masters degree at ASK will always makes less than a teacher with an undergraduate degree at AIS. They only make more than teachers at AUS if they have less than 6 years of teaching experience, where they become equal.
- AUS starts a teacher at 781 Kuwaiti Dinar each month. After every two years, the monthly salary increases by about 4.5%. (Values are slightly off of this amount, but it is close enough).
- We’d like to note that this is updated from previous articles that stated the increase was given annually. We have confirmed that the salary does, indeed, only increase every two years. In both scenarios, AUS eventually pays much more than ASK – now it just takes a bit longer than we thought before.
- AIS starts teachers off with the highest monthly salary – 861 Kuwaiti Dinar each month. They increase by 25 dinars per month each year, which is enough to make them the highest paying school from beginning to end. We also know that AIS will credit you with 200 dinar per year for each year of teaching experience prior to working at AIS (Up to 15 years or 3000 Kuwaiti Dinar, annually).
Moral of the story? Maybe AIS is a better choice.
This post addresses the following parts of our mission statement and beliefs:
- Encourage members of the ASK community to become more active in pushing the school to enact positive change in order to create and inspire a positive school environment for all members of the community.
- Help ASK return to its position as the best option for private international education in Kuwait.
- A partnership among families, teachers, and students is essential for successful learning.