• 1. Does ENREACH pay for my flight?

    ENREACH will cover the cost of transportation to your assigned city.  For those in China this can be a flight or a train, and for all those overseas will be a flight.  Additionally, if you go through orientation in Shanghai before traveling to your assigned city, we will arrange this directly and provide you with tickets for your ongoing travel.  The initial flight is paid for in one of two ways:

    1. We book your travel – to do this you simply provide us with a scan or photo of your visa and confirm your departure city.   We then arrange the tickets and send the confirmation to you.
    2. You book your travel – For those who prefer a specific itinerary or airline, you can purchase your own flight and be reimbursed in China for up to 9000 RMB.  In this case you need to have both the receipt and the boarding pass (for all flights on the itinerary).  After booking your flight, you send your recruiter a copy of the full itinerary so we can track the flight.  This helps us make sure that our driver will be there at the right time in case of any delays.

  • 2. What other relocation assistance do you provide?

    We pick everyone up at the airport and take you to a hotel where you’ll stay at our cost for about a week.  We will introduce you to a bilingual housing agent, who can help you find an apartment.  In order to cover the start up costs of the apartment we also provide you with a salary advance that is three times your housing allowance.  We also help you open up a bank account, get your phone set up, and answer any questions you have about getting settled.  This is both through formal channels such as our HR team and local staff, as well as informally through the other expatriate staff that you work with.  

  • 3. What is the salary?

    Pay is comprised of a base salary, housing allowance, and in some instances, additional compensation for teaching or counseling experience.  All costs are in RMB.


    Base:  From 14,400

    Housing:  This is dependent on the city you live in, given how much the cost of living varies.

    • Beijing – 7000
    • Shanghai – 6000
    • Shenzhen – 5000
    • Nanjing – 4500
    • Hangzhou – 4000
    • Ningbo – 3000
    • Wuxi – 3000
    • Chengdu – 2500
    • Xi’an – 2500

  • 4. Is the salary sufficient to save and/or travel?

    While individual savings are dependent on your spending habits, it’s certainly possible to set money aside and live comfortably at the same time.  Here is a sample budget for Shanghai:


    Salary:   20,400


    Rent: 6,000

    Groceries: 3,000

    Bills: 300

    Transport: 300

    Entertainment: 4,000

    Total: 13,600


    Savings: 6,800


    For additional perspective, here are some average non-essential costs:


    High-speed train from Shanghai to Beijing: 553 RMB

    Dinner for two at a noodle shop: 60 RMB (30 RMB each)

    Dinner for two at a western style pizza restaurant: 200 (100 RMB each)

    Entrance to a history museum: 20 RMB

  • 5. Does ENREACH help with visa process?

    We help with the entire visa process and reimburse for all costs.  We encourage questions throughout the process, and help you with obtaining your reimbursement when you arrive in China.  All expat employees arrive in China on a work (Z) visa and upon arrival we assist with the process of obtaining a resident permit.

  • 6. What kind of health insurance is available?

    We provide insurance for all expat employees through a local carrier, and cover 100% of the costs.  This plan covers you anywhere in the world expect the US, though Americans do have a plan that specifically covers emergencies in the US. Detailed insurance information is sent with every job offer so you can thoroughly evaluate coverage early in the process.  

  • 7. How many holidays and vacation days do employees get?

    Expat employees get 15 paid vacation days each year, one additional day for a cultural or religious holiday they nominate and the 11 Chinese national holidays.  The 2020 and 2021 days are as follows:


    Chinese National Holidays (2020):

    1 day for New Year’s Day: January 1

    3 days on Chinese Spring Festival: January 24, 25, 26

    1 day on Tomb-Sweeping Day: April 4

    1 day on Labor Day: May 1

    1 day on Dragon Boat Festival: June 25

    1 day on Mid-Autumn Festival: October 1 (falls within the National Day holiday this year)

    3 days on National Day: October 1, 2, 3


    Chinese National Holidays (2021)


    1 day for New Year’s Day: January 1

    3 days on Chinese Spring Festival: February 11, 12, 13

    1 day on Tomb-Sweeping Day: April 5

    1 day on Labor Day: May 1

    1 day on Dragon Boat Festival: June 14

    1 day on Mid-Autumn Festival: September 21

    3 days on National Day: October 1, 2, 3