Ski instructor wages



After you finish your ski instructor course you will probably want to get your first 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. That can change a lot from country to country.

But as well as looking at which country you go to, you need to think about wages in different resorts and even in different school in that resort.

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



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



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



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



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




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….



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?



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.



Answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions



Find out how you can get a job after your course



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