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  • How much teachers make around the world
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    How much teachers make around the world

    In order to provide every child in the world with primary and secondary education, countries over the next 12 years would have to hire an astounding 68.8 million teachers. This “global teacher shortage” is exacerbated by the fact that in one-third of the world’s countries, less than 75% of teachers are trained to national standards.

    Many teachers receive notoriously low salaries, work longer hours than other similarly compensated jobs, and lack access to wider support systems—all of which makes teacher burnout commonplace in many parts of the world. In fact, 46% of educators leave their careers within five years of starting.

    To get a comprehensive picture of pay scales for educators worldwide, Stacker examined data collected by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). That group mined information from Brazil, Costa Rica, and all OECD nations except Belgium and the United Kingdom, and compiled it in ascending order. The data includes salaries of primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary teachers at two points: entry level, and teachers with 15 years of experience.

    Numbers listed are the average teacher's gross salary after pension and social security contributions and before taxes and deductions. Read on to find out where teachers earn more money—and where they might deserve a raise.

    ALSO: Highest paying jobs in education

  • #36. Brazil
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    #36. Brazil

    Primary school starting salary: $13,971 - #36 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $13,971 - #36 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $13,971 - #36 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available

  • #35. Hungary
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    #35. Hungary

    Primary school starting salary: $14,227 - #35 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $20,629 - #30 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $15,752 - #32 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $20,629 - #30 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $15,752 - #32 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $22,840 - #29 among listed countries

  • #34. Latvia
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    #34. Latvia

    Primary school starting salary: $14,252 - #34 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $14,252 - #35 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $14,252 - #35 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available

  • #33. Slovak Republic
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    #33. Slovak Republic

    Primary school starting salary: $14,267 - #33 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $20,057 - #31 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $14,267 - #34 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $20,057 - #31 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $14,267 - #34 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $20,057 - #31 among listed countries

  • #32. Poland
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    #32. Poland

    Primary school starting salary: $15,600 - #32 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $25,553 - #28 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $15,600 - #33 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $25,553 - #28 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $15,600 - #33 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $25,553 - #28 among listed countries

  • #31. Czech Republic
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    #31. Czech Republic

    Primary school starting salary: $18,944 - #31 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $21,007 - #29 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $18,953 - #31 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $21,049 - #29 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $18,971 - #31 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $21,044 - #30 among listed countries

  • #30. Greece
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    #30. Greece

    Primary school starting salary: $19,374 - #30 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $25,998 - #27 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $19,374 - #30 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $25,998 - #27 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $19,374 - #30 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $25,998 - #27 among listed countries

  • #29. Lithuania
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    #29. Lithuania

    Primary school starting salary: $19,385 - #29 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $19,696 - #32 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $19,385 - #29 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $19,696 - #32 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $19,385 - #29 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $19,696 - #32 among listed countries

  • #28. Estonia
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    #28. Estonia

    Primary school starting salary: $19,529 - #28 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $19,529 - #28 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $19,529 - #28 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available

  • #27. Mexico
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    #27. Mexico

    Primary school starting salary: $19,893 - #27 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $31,686 - #23 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $25,401 - #24 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $40,595 - #18 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $49,286 - #4 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $60,886 - #6 among listed countries

  • #26. Israel
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    #26. Israel

    Primary school starting salary: $20,051 - #26 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $30,322 - #24 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $20,159 - #27 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $33,442 - #24 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $20,666 - #27 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $30,580 - #25 among listed countries

  • #25. Chile
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    #25. Chile

    Primary school starting salary: $23,429 - #25 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $34,231 - #22 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $23,429 - #26 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $34,231 - #23 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $24,028 - #26 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $35,111 - #22 among listed countries

  • #24. Costa Rica
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    #24. Costa Rica

    Primary school starting salary: $23,888 - #24 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $30,304 - #25 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $24,893 - #25 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $31,580 - #25 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $24,893 - #25 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $31,580 - #24 among listed countries

  • #23. Turkey
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    #23. Turkey

    Primary school starting salary: $26,219 - #23 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $28,835 - #26 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $26,219 - #23 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $28,835 - #26 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $26,219 - #24 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $28,835 - #26 among listed countries

  • #22. Slovenia
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    #22. Slovenia

    Primary school starting salary: $26,823 - #22 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $40,351 - #18 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $26,823 - #22 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $40,351 - #19 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $26,823 - #23 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $40,351 - #19 among listed countries

  • #21. Italy
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    #21. Italy

    Primary school starting salary: $28,514 - #21 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $34,445 - #21 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $30,739 - #19 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $37,530 - #21 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $30,739 - #19 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $38,581 - #20 among listed countries

  • #20. France
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    #20. France

    Primary school starting salary: $29,516 - #20 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $35,963 - #20 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $31,003 - #17 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $37,450 - #22 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $31,003 - #18 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $37,450 - #21 among listed countries

  • #19. New Zealand
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    #19. New Zealand

    Primary school starting salary: $30,254 - #19 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $46,337 - #13 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $30,746 - #18 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $46,963 - #14 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $31,238 - #17 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $47,589 - #16 among listed countries

  • #18. Korea
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    #18. Korea

    Primary school starting salary: $30,395 - #18 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $53,405 - #8 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $30,455 - #21 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $53,465 - #8 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $29,738 - #22 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $52,747 - #11 among listed countries

  • #17. Japan
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    #17. Japan

    Primary school starting salary: $30,631 - #17 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $51,593 - #9 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $30,631 - #20 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $51,593 - #11 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $30,631 - #20 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $51,593 - #13 among listed countries

  • #16. Portugal
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    #16. Portugal

    Primary school starting salary: $32,887 - #16 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $42,489 - #16 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $32,887 - #16 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $42,489 - #17 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $32,887 - #16 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $42,489 - #18 among listed countries

  • #15. Finland
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    #15. Finland

    Primary school starting salary: $33,408 - #15 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $40,991 - #17 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $36,081 - #13 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $44,271 - #15 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $38,261 - #13 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $47,789 - #15 among listed countries

  • #14. Ireland
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    #14. Ireland

    Primary school starting salary: $33,962 - #14 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $59,459 - #6 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $33,962 - #15 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $60,053 - #6 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $33,962 - #15 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $60,053 - #7 among listed countries

  • #13. Iceland
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    #13. Iceland

    Primary school starting salary: $35,756 - #13 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $39,477 - #19 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $35,756 - #14 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $39,477 - #20 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $30,347 - #21 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $32,706 - #23 among listed countries

  • #12. Sweden
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    #12. Sweden

    Primary school starting salary: $36,689 - #12 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $43,201 - #15 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $37,566 - #12 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $43,827 - #16 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $37,566 - #14 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $44,891 - #17 among listed countries

  • #11. Netherlands
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    #11. Netherlands

    Primary school starting salary: $38,923 - #11 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $58,036 - #7 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $41,309 - #7 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $72,778 - #3 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $41,309 - #9 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $72,778 - #3 among listed countries

  • #10. Spain
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    #10. Spain

    Primary school starting salary: $38,987 - #10 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $45,069 - #14 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $43,565 - #5 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $50,257 - #12 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $43,565 - #6 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $50,257 - #14 among listed countries

  • #9. United States
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    #9. United States

    Primary school starting salary: $39,183 - #9 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $61,028 - #4 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $39,707 - #9 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $63,046 - #5 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $40,517 - #10 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $63,006 - #5 among listed countries

  • #8. Canada
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    #8. Canada

    Primary school starting salary: $39,222 - #8 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $65,474 - #3 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $39,222 - #11 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $65,474 - #4 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $39,222 - #12 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $65,474 - #4 among listed countries

  • #7. Norway
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    #7. Norway

    Primary school starting salary: $39,585 - #7 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $47,687 - #12 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $39,585 - #10 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $47,687 - #13 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $47,211 - #5 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $52,171 - #12 among listed countries

  • #6. Austria
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    #6. Austria

    Primary school starting salary: $40,548 - #6 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $49,961 - #11 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $40,411 - #8 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $52,538 - #9 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $40,460 - #11 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $57,533 - #9 among listed countries

  • #5. Australia
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    #5. Australia

    Primary school starting salary: $41,798 - #5 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $59,568 - #5 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $41,800 - #6 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $59,568 - #7 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $41,798 - #8 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $59,568 - #8 among listed countries

  • #4. Denmark
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    #4. Denmark

    Primary school starting salary: $44,919 - #4 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $51,506 - #10 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $45,134 - #4 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $52,183 - #10 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $42,841 - #7 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $55,675 - #10 among listed countries

  • #3. Switzerland
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    #3. Switzerland

    Primary school starting salary: $56,351 - #3 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $63,308 - #3 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $71,249 - #2 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: no data available

  • #2. Germany
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    #2. Germany

    Primary school starting salary: $56,535 - #2 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $70,693 - #2 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $63,555 - #2 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $76,838 - #2 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $63,866 - #3 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $81,260 - #2 among listed countries

  • #1. Luxembourg
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    #1. Luxembourg

    Primary school starting salary: $70,192 - #1 among listed countries
    Primary school salary with 15-years experience: $102,505 - #1 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school starting salary: $79,551 - #1 among listed countries
    Lower secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $109,734 - #1 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school starting salary: $79,551 - #1 among listed countries
    Upper secondary school salary with 15-years experience: $109,734 - #1 among listed countries

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