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Teachers’ salaries: large differences between European countries

Oct 22, 2021 | News

(21 October 2021) – The Eurydice network today published its annual report on teachers’ salaries. It shows that teachers’ incomes vary considerably across Europe, generally according to their respective standard of living.

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These differences relate not only to teachers’ starting salaries, but also to how salaries develop over the course of their careers.

On average, pre-primary teachers generally earn less and upper secondary teachers generally earn more, although in some European countries all starting teachers receive the same salaries.

In a quarter of education systems, starting salaries (adjusted for inflation) have remained the same or lower over the past five years.

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