How Much are Teachers Paid?

– INDICATOR D3

CHAPTER

D

Lower
secondary
education

Upper
secondary
education

Primary
education

Lower
secondary
education

Upper
secondary
education

Primary
education

Lower
secondary
education

Upper
secondary
education

Ratio of salary after
15 years of experience
Ratio of salary
(minimum training) to
after 15 years of experience
earnings for full-time
Salary per hour
Ratio of salary
(minimum training)
full-year workers with tertiary of net contact (teaching) time per teaching
to GDP per capita
education aged 25 to 64
after 15 years of experience hour of upper
secondary
to primary
teachers
(after 15 years
of experience)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
1.25
1.27
1.27
0.93
0.94
0.94
53
58
58
1.10
1.02
1.10
1.13
0.72
0.77
0.79
49
68
72
1.47
1.17
1.17
1.51
0.90
0.90
1.14
51
59
81
1.60
1.13
1.13
1.44
0.86
0.86
1.10
54
60
84
1.54
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
0.89
0.91
0.97
0.49
0.50
0.53
25
35
39
1.52
1.16
1.16
1.40
0.85
0.85
1.06
65
65
140
2.15
1.26
1.26
1.26
0.82
0.82
0.82
68
62
62
0.91
1.07
1.15
1.26
0.87
0.93
1.02
56
69
82
1.45
0.97
1.05
1.05
0.78
0.85
0.85
34
53
55
1.59
1.55
1.69
1.82
0.89
0.97
1.04
67
78
89
1.32
1.13
1.13
1.13
0.74
0.74
0.74
54
75
75
1.38
0.78
0.78
0.94
0.50
0.50
0.60
25
25
30
1.20
0.74
0.74
0.87
0.50
0.50
0.61
41
41
57
1.41
1.26
1.26
1.26
m
m
m
59
74
74
1.25
1.01
1.10
1.13
0.54
0.58
0.60
43
57
59
1.37
1.44
1.44
1.44
m
m
m
69
81
97
1.42
2.01
2.01
2.01
0.82
0.81
0.81
65
88
90
1.39
0.81
1.18
1.18
m
m
m
92
156
156
1.70
1.33
1.69
m
m
m
m
24
23
m
m
1.14
1.25
1.66
0.73
0.80
1.07
49
67
89
1.81
1.42
1.42
1.42
0.97
0.97
0.97
39
40
40
1.04
0.66
0.66
0.69
0.66
0.66
0.70
50
57
75
1.49
0.84
0.96
1.10
0.59
0.68
0.78
27
31
36
1.32
1.55
1.55
1.55
0.72
0.72
0.72
42
47
47
1.14
1.38
1.38
1.38
0.89
0.89
0.89
57
57
57
1.00
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
1.36
1.49
1.56
1.12
1.26
1.28
49
66
71
1.45
0.90
0.92
0.98
0.90
0.93
0.99
m
m
m
m
1.34
1.53
1.80
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
0.94
0.94
1.01
0.60
0.60
0.65
40
41
45
1.12
Primary
education

Partner countries

OECD countries

Table D3.1. (continued)
Teachers’ salaries (2008)
Annual statutory teachers’ salaries in public institutions at starting salary, after 15 years of experience and at the top of the scale,
by level of education, in equivalent USD converted using PPPs

OECD average

1.16

1.22

1.29

0.77

0.79

0.86

50

60

71

1.39

EU19 average

1.12

1.18

1.29

0.77

0.81

0.89

51

63

73

1.43

Brazil
China
Estonia2
India
Indonesia
Israel2
Russian Federation
Slovenia1

m
m
0.61
m
0.51
0.73
m
1.18

m
m
0.61
m
0.59
0.82
m
1.18

m
m
0.61
m
0.65
0.82
m
1.18

m
m
0.70
m
m
0.49
m
0.55

m
m
0.70
m
m
0.56
m
0.55

m
m
0.70
m
m
0.56
m
0.55

m
m
20
m
m
26
m
47

m
m
20
m
m
37
m
47

m
m
22
m
m
41
m
51

m
m
1.09
m
m
1.57
m
1.09

Australia1
Austria1
Belgium (Fl.)1
Belgium (Fr.)1
Chile
Czech Republic2
Denmark1
England2
Finland3
France1
Germany2
Greece1
Hungary2
Iceland1
Ireland
Italy1
Japan
Korea3
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands1
New Zealand2
Norway3
Poland2
Portugal1
Scotland2
Slovak Republic
Spain3
Sweden3
Switzerland
Turkey
United States2

1.Year of reference 2006 for Columns 17, 18 and 19.
2.Year of reference 2008 for Columns 17, 18 and 19.
3.Year of reference 2007 for Columns 17, 18 and 19.
Source: OECD. China, India and Indonesia: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (World Education Indicators Programme). See Annex 3 for notes
(www.oecd.org/edu/eag2010).
Please refer to the Reader’s Guide for information concerning the symbols replacing missing data.
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