In August of 2020, VIPKid is rolling out a brand new “Service Fee” or incentive pay program that will replace the old VIPKid payment incentives program. But the real question is…how will this adjustment affect your VIPKid paycheck and ultimately your average monthly income. Well, let’s look at exactly what your VIPKid pay will be with these new incentives.

### VIPKid Pay: Base Pay Breakdown

Your VIPKid base pay will not change under the new service fee structure. The only time you will potentially see changes to your base pay is after every 12 months with the company. VIPKid looks at a variety of factors to determine if you are eligible for a base pay increase.

After completing the Interview/Demo stage of the VIPKid hiring process, you are quoted a base pay amount. While this number is calculated based on a variety of factors, your performance during the Demo lesson is one of the BIGGEST influencers.

So be sure to give your very best during the Demo to make sure that the amount of your base pay is as high as possible.

Once you’ve been quoted an amount, this will be your base pay PER CLASS. In other words, this is the bare minimum you will be paid per 30 minutes. To determine your hourly rate, simply multiply your base pay times two.

Now that you understand how your base pay is calculated, let’s dive into the new VIPKid payment incentives program.

### VIPKid Incentives: Service Fee Structure Breakdown

The way this new fee structure works is you receive “bonuses” based on total number of classes taught both monthly and yearly.

This is the new service fee chart below from VIPKid.

If you look at the first two columns you will see the **lifetime number of classes taught** and **tier number**. The tier that you are in is determined by how many classes you’ve taught over your entire VIPKid career.

These classes are categorized as “Finished” classes. To qualify as a “Finished” class, it has to marked “As Scheduled, Student IT Problem, Student No Show, System Problem.” Any other finish types do NOT count as “Finished” classes.

So let’s look at a few of examples.

- Teacher Jennifer has taught 3,205 “Finished” classes. Using the information in the chart above, she is in
**Tier 7**. - Teacher Lexie has taught 1,233 “Finished” classes, and by using the information in the chart we can determine that she is in
**Tier 5**. - Teacher Amanda is brand new and has only taught 3 “Finished” classes. So she is
**Tier 1**.

You need to know the total number of completed “Finished” classes that you’ve taught to be able to figure out which tier you’re in.

##### Where Can I Find My Total Number of Finished Classes?

To find your total number of “Finished” classes, simply go to the VIPKid app. When you hover over the “My Info” tab, you will see a drop down menu appear.

Click “My VIPKid” and you’ll be able to see how many classes you‘ve taught, how many students you’ve taught, and how many days you’ve taught during your VIPKid career.

#### What Will My New Service Fees Be?

Once you’ve determined which Tier you’re in, you can move to the next seven columns of numbers in the chart. These figures tell you what type of incentive pay you will receive based on the number of classes you teach each month.

If you look across the top of the columns, you’ll see “Extra incentives per class” and below this there are numbers of classes including 1^{st}-20^{th}, 21^{st}-40^{th}, etc. These numbers tell you how much you will make for that number of classes.

The formula looks like this…

incentive amount (per class) x number of classes (in each column) = incentive payment (for those classes)

Using our examples from earlier and this formula we can calculate how much each teacher makes in incentive pay.

###### Example #1 Teacher Jennifer

Teacher Jennifer is in **Tier 7**, and she teaches 45 classes a month. Based on the information from the chart, we can calculate how much she will make in incentives.

- For her first 20 classes, she makes $16.00 in incentives. ($.80 x 20 = $16.00)
- She teaches classes 21-40 & makes $24.00 in incentives. ($1.20 x 20 = $24.00)
- She teaches 5 more classes 41-45 and makes $8.50. ($1.70 x 5 = $8.50)

** Her VIPKid payment incentives for each month based on 45 classes is $48.50.** ($16 + $24 + $8.50 = $48.50)

###### Example #2 Teacher Lexie

Teacher Lexie is in **Tier 5**, and she teaches 100 classes a month. Based on the information from the chart, we can calculate how much she will make in incentives, too.

- For her first 20 classes, she makes $16.00 in incentives. ($.80 x 20 = $16.00)
- She teaches classes 21-40 & makes $24.00 in incentives. ($1.20 x 20 = $24.00)
- She teaches 20 more classes (41-60) and makes $32.00. ($1.60 x 20 = $32.00)
- After teaching 30 more classes (61-90), she makes $54.00. ($1.80 x 30 = $54.00)
- She finishes the month with 10 more classes (91-100) for another $22.00. ($2.20 x 10 = $22.00)

** Her VIPKid payment incentives for each month based on 100 classes is $148.00.** ($16 + $24 + $32 + $54 + $22 = $148.00)

###### Example #3 Teacher Amanda

Teacher Amanda is **Tier 1,** and she teaches 150 classes a month. Based on the information from the chart, we can calculate how much she will make in incentives as well.

- For her first 20 classes, she makes $16.00 in incentives. ($.80 x 20 = $16.00)
- She teaches classes 21-40 & makes $24.00 in incentives. ($1.20 x 20 = $24.00)
- She teaches 20 more classes (41-60) and makes $32.00. ($1.60 x 20 = $32.00)
- After teaching 30 more classes (61-90), she makes $51.00. ($1.70 x 30 = $51.00)
- She continues with 40 more classes (91-130) for another $76.00. ($1.90 x 40 = $76.00)
- Finally, she finishes with 20 more classes (131-150) for $40.00 ($2.00 x 20 = $40.00)

**Her VIPKid payment incentives for each month based on 150 classes is $239.00.** ($16 + $24 + $32 + $51 + $76 + $40 = $239.00)

From these examples you can see how the number of classes you teach each month directly correlates with the amount of incentive pay you receive. Now this is just your incentive pay, but for our final totals we have to calculate our base pay, too.

Let’s look at our example teachers one last time.

**Teacher Jennifer**

- earns $8.00 (base pay) x 45 (classes) = $360
- $360 + $48.50 (incentive pay) = $408.50
- Teacher Jennifer earns
**$408.50**for completing 45 “Finished” classes per month.

**Teacher Lexie**

- earns $8.00 (base pay) x 100 (classes) = $800
- $800 + $148 (incentive pay) = $948.00
- Teacher Lexie
**$948.00**for completing

**Teacher Amanda**

- earns $7.50 (base pay) x 150 (classes) = $1125
- $1125 + $239.00 (incentive pay) = $1364.00
- Teacher Amanda
**$1364.00**for completing

While the new VIPKid pay scale and payment incentives are super-overwhelming at first, just take your time to walk through each of these steps. This will allow you to figure out exactly how many classes you need to teach in order to keep your VIPKid average monthly income where it needs to be.