On Tuesday I posted an article titled "Only 2% of Gyeonggi-do native speaking teachers are at Level S" which described the different levels native speaking teachers had been rated at in Gyeonggi-do. It was not clear exactly what these levels were, but as it turns out, they are simply the pay levels for teachers in Gyeonggi-do. This is made clear by a post at Anti-English Spectrum. If not for their links to government ministries and other agencies, who knows how much more in the dark we would be on these things?
Here's a breakdown by level and number of teachers:
Here is a breakdown by level, qualifications, and monthly pay:
When I first saw the article, I wondered if it was based on actual evaluations of teachers, which would likely be more useful than rating them based only on their qualifications. Also worth mentioning is the fact that no school district would want to pay 2000 foreign teachers 2.5 million won a month. Of course, mentioning that might direct criticism towards the school district office instead of, as the aforementioned article did, onto the teachers.