Which Country Pays the Most for Its Teachers?

payAn interesting article comparing teachers and teaching conditions all over the world: Of the 30 OECD member countries, teachers in Switzerland get the highest annual salary, an average of $68,000 (£41,000). This is higher than the average salary in the country, which is around $50,000 (£30,000). Switzerland is followed by the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium in terms of having highly paid teachers. Comparatively, teachers in the UK earn less than the annual UK average of $44,000 (£27,000), receiving just over $40,000 (£24,000) and ranked 13 out of the 30 countries listed. Teachers get paid more in the UK than other European countries. In France, for example, the average teacher salary is $33,000, and in Greece teachers earn an average of $25,000. Teachers salaries $ (OECD data)

These figures show how much teachers get paid on average each year in dollars, averages gathered over 15 years.

Switzerland 68.82
Netherlands 57.87
Germany 53.73
Belgium 51.47
Korea 47.34
Ireland 47.3
Japan 45.93
Australia 44
Finland 42.81
Denmark 41.71
Spain 41.52
United States 41.46
United Kingdom 40.91
Austria 37.41
New Zealand 34.76
Portugal 34.59
France 33.57
Norway 33.13
Slovenia 32.48
Sweden 31.61
Italy 31.46
Iceland 29.48
Greece 25.75
Israel 19.55
Czech Republic 18.61
Turkey 17.18
Chile 16.41
Brazil  14.84
Hungary 14.76
Indonesia 2.83

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3 Responses to “Which Country Pays the Most for Its Teachers?”

  1. kedavis99 Says:

    Reblogged this on One Educator's Life and commented:
    Interesting article on worldwide teacher salaries.

  2. John Tapscott Says:

    Without any data on the relative cost of living the above figures are meaningless.

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