I just had an interview for a classroom teacher position at a newish school in Oman who were advertising in a reputable online ENglish newspaper with a jobs portal for teaching jobs. The salary stated 30-40k GBP as a package and when I had the interview, the interviewer said that they did know why the ad stated this and said the salary is 1100 OMR a month. I was a little surprised as the ad suggests there is a RANGE (30-40k). I emailed to ask whether 1500 OMR would be ok for my requirements and experience and I was emailed back and told that at present all classroom teachers are offered this (1100 OMR) salary and no more can be offered without responsibility ( I had mentioned to them that 1100OMR is 2200 odd quid or 26,400 per year). So what is it with all these ME schools? She was bragging in the interview how they take in rich Omani kids and that their school fees are not cheap. Yet they only offer teachers the SAME wage regardless of their age, experience, marital status etc. They do offer free accommodation and utilities and free flights but this is normal anyway for the ME I think. Anyway I don't think I am going any further with the interview process as my needs are more than 26,400 a year in the ME expecially. If it were in Asia then I might consider it but not the ME. THEre doesn't seem to be many big payouts for standard classroom teachers in the ME anymore.