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The Highest Paid Teachers by Country

The Highest Paid Teachers By Country

A recent report from OECD has compiled the highest paid teachers in the world by country.

While the U.S. doesn’t lead the pack, it also doesn’t trail behind despite frequent complaints over low teacher pay, indicating a global problem rather than an isolated, national one.

When looking at the top twelve countries with highest paid teachers, eight are European with Luxembourg topping the list. Teachers in Luxembourg with ten years experience have an impressive average salary of $99,900.

Next on the chart is Germany, which pays teachers with the same work experience $65,843. This is not a bad figure, but still significantly less than the close-to-six-figure salary Luxembourg teachers can expect to earn.

On average across OECD countries, the study found that "pre-primary and primary teachers earn 78% of the salary of a similarly-educated 25-64 year-old full-time, full-year worker while lower secondary teachers are paid 80% and upper secondary workers are paid 82% of that benchmark salary.”

The U.S. is number six out of the top twelve countries with the highest paid teachers with an average salary of $53,758. Neighboring Canada, meanwhile, is number three with an average teacher salary of $63,557.

In addition to looking at the world’s highest paid teachers, the OECD report also looked at the difference in minimum and typical qualifications for teachers, differences in starting and maximum experience teacher pay, and salaries broken down by per hour of net teaching time.

That report can be found here.

Infographic: The Countries Where Teachers Get Paid The Most | Statista
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Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor


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