Ski instructor wages

 

WAGES

After you finish your ski instructor course you will probably want to find a job.

But where do you go and what will you get paid?

Well, wages are a big part of the decision when you are looking for a job. Not only which country but then which resort and which school in the resort.

You also need to consider how many hours you will get – after all if you ear a great hourly rate but don’t get many hours you will struggle to pay your rent (and you bar tab) but sometimes picking a lower rate but getting more hours works far better.

So we’ve put together a guide to what you can earn when you get your first job teaching skiing.

 

SWITZERLAND

Level 1: 15 chf – 20 chf per hour
Level 2: 20 chf – 25 chf per hour

 

AUSTRIA

Level 1: €10 – €15 per hour
Level 2: €15 – €20 per hour

 

JAPAN

Level 1: 1,000 – 1,400 JPY per hour
Level 2: 1,200 – 1,700 JPY per hour

 

CANADA:

Level 1: $14 – $16 per hour
Level 2: $17 – $19 per hour

 

 

HOW DO THEY COMPARE?

Of course exchange rates change all the time and the cost of living in resort will vary massively.

But to give you a better idea of how the wages compare between different countries we’ve put together the chart below, but remember just because the wage is higher doesn’t mean it’s better – the cost of accommodation might be much higher too….

 

WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU CONSIDER?

We think there are six key questions to ask when you’re looking at any job:

  1. What’s the hourly wage?
  2. How many hours can you expect?
  3. What’s the cost of accommodation?
  4. What’s the cost of living there?
  5. Do you have to buy your lift pass yourself?
  6. What else is included in the instructor package? For example training? Or lunch?

 

THE FINAL THOUGHT…

We know that choosing a ski instructor job is a tough decision, so if you have any questions or concerns please just get in touch and we will always be happy to answer your questions.

And throughout your course your mentors will be on hand to advise you and help you make the right decision.

But wherever you choose to work, we can tell you that (in our opinion) this is the best job in the world and we’re sure you’ll love it just as much as we do.

 

FAQs

Answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions

 

EMPLOYMENT

Find out how you can get a job after your course

 

WHY US?

Why choose a to train with Peak Leaders?

 

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