Friday, January 21, 2011

Teachers salaries: how does the UK compare?

Who would want to be a teacher? Not me, that is for sure. I would rather leave that task to other more dedicated people. Are we paying our teachers enough to look after those feral children now prowling around the wastelands of Britain.

Judging by OECD data, the nation's educators are doing OK. A starting salary is around $30,000 in purchasing power adjusted dollars. That is slightly above the OECD and EU19 averages, but somewhat lower than Germany, the US and Spain.

Polish teachers, on the other hand, are paid abysmally. Perhaps, they should come over here.

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