Teachers Salaries World Wide

In: Culture Employment

19 Apr 2011

I’m sure the devil is in the details, as usual, but aggregate statistics like this are always good background to any debate. Thanks to KD Kelly for the link!

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4 Responses to Teachers Salaries World Wide

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Johann

April 19th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

The salaries should’ve been normalized against each nations average income, or GDP/head or something…

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Victor

April 21st, 2011 at 6:07 am

What do you mean by world wide…..? Not one African country is represented in the chart!!

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Matt

April 26th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Doesn’t that chart leave out benefits? If you want an honest assessment of a country’s education system, just look at how much it spends versus the results:

We spend the 4th most on education per pupil:

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_spe_per_pri_sch_stu-spending-per-primary-school-student

Yet, we rank 15 and 18 on reading literacy and mathematical literacy (respectively):

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_rea_lit-education-reading-literacy
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_mat_lit-education-mathematical-literacy

Either money has nothing to do with results, or we’re paying the wrong people too much (bad teachers with union protection and administrators).

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spencer

April 28th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I have trouble accepting some of the data in this presentation.

For example, I seriously doubt that the starting salary for an elementary school teacher with a BS in education is about $45,000.

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