With any job, knowing how much money you’ll make is vital information. As a teaching assistant in Austria, you will earn a monthly gross salary of around €1,490. Once deductions are made for your compulsory health and accident insurance and for Austrian income taxes, you end up with a net monthly salary of approximately €1,200 (about $1,400). Your monthly salary will be the only money you receive in connection with your English teaching job in Austria.
While employed under the auspices of the teaching assistant program in Austria, you will be covered by a health and accident insurance program designed for civil servants, the BVA (Versicherungsanstalt öffentlich Bediensteter). Coverage includes treatment for illness and injuries, eye examinations, basic dental care, some medications, therapy and/or lab work if prescribed by a physician, and hospitalization. You will be required to pay a 20% deductible for out-patient treatment, and in-patient treatment is covered in full.
To find out more about the conditions and extent of coverage, please consult the BVA’s website.