Teachers’ Salary Around the World

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The list below presents teachers’ salaries around several countries in the world.  The figures are taken from jobs posted on www.hireteachers.net as well as other resources.

Factors to consider regarding teachers salaries around the world

The numbers used here are for:

  1. Foreign teachers working in countries that that absorb large number of teachers such as China, Turkey and most Gulf states
  2. Teachers in countries that mostly rely on nationals such as Lithuania, Latvia and most of Eastern Europe.

Other Considerations

In some cases, foreign teachers can settle with far less salary than the market.  This is true in case of accompanying a spouse who got a good offer in another country.  It is very common in the Gulf states for the wife to accept a salary as low as $700/month while she is on a family visa with the husband who makes 5 times that amount.

 

In addition, there might be a huge gap within salaries between nationals and expat teachers. A native English teacher in Turkey might make as high as $5,000 but she would have to deal with several hidden costs.  Such cost includes resident visa which could cost a few hundreds dollars every month. On the other hand, a Turkish teacher will get one fifth of that salary and never have to deal with all those costs.

 

Salaries represented here are taken on the range basis.  There is no consideration to subjects, qualifications, experience and size and nature of the establishment. The numbers represent monthly salaries in US$.

 

 

So, let us find out how much you are worth

 

Country

Min

Max

Australia        3,483           4,964
Austria        3,379           4,794
Brazil        1,164           3,200
Canada        3,269           5,456
Chile        1,952           2,926
China        1,500           4,700
Costa Rica        1,991           2,632
Czech Republic        1,579           1,754
Denmark        3,743           4,640
Estonia        1,627           1,758
Finland        2,784    4,600
France        2,460           3,750
Germany        3,900           6,772
Greece        1,615           2,167
Hungary        1,186           1,903
Iceland        2,980           4,100
Ireland        2,830           5,004
Israel        1,671           2,548
Italy        2,376           3,300
Japan        2,600           5,000
Korea        2,500           4,400
Kuwait        2,600           4,000
Latvia        1,188           2,800
Lithuania        1,600           2,500
Luxembourg        6,600         10,000
Mexico        1,658           5,074
Netherlands        3,300           6,000
New Zealand        2,500           4,000
Norway        3,299           4,348
Oman        1,800           4,000
Poland        1,300           2,129
Portugal        2,741           3,541
Saudi Arabia        3,000           4,000
Slovak Republic        1,100           1,700
Slovenia        1,900           3,400
South Korea        1,600           2,000
Spain        3,300           5,500
Sweden        3,000           5,800
Switzerland        4,700           7,200
Taiwan        2,000           2,400
Turkey        2,200           5,000
United Arab Emirates        3,500           5,500
USA3,7005,700
Vietnam1,0002,000

 

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