Which Country Pays its Primary Teachers the Best?

Primary Teachers' Average Monthly Gross Salary (USD) (USD), 2014 or latest
Education | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 35 countries in 2014, Luxembourg ranked the highest in primary teachers' average monthly gross salary with USD 10,648 followed by United Kingdom and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Latvia with USD 653, Hungary with USD 658 and Estonia with USD 861.

Data for more countries are available at Primary Teachers' Average Monthly Gross Salary (USD) indicator page.

Primary Teachers' Average Monthly Gross Salary (USD) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,880 4,705 5,763 6,751 6,965
Austria USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,111 4,039 3,917 4,159 3,925
Belgium USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,564 4,598 4,414 4,763 4,495
Canada USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Denmark USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,564 6,761 6,352 6,668 6,173
Finland USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,351 4,235 4,164 4,430 4,161
Germany USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,644 5,347 5,253 5,747 5,461
Ireland USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,714 6,706 6,118 6,295 5,817
Japan USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,636 5,093 5,275 5,705 5,695
Luxembourg USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7,833 7,792 10,273 10,800 10,485
Netherlands USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
New Zealand USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Norway USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,250 4,922 5,320 6,072 5,953
USA USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,293 4,353 4,395 4,483 4,864
United Kingdom USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,136 8,836 8,956 9,481 9,370