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10 Countries With The Highest Teacher Salary In The World

For the survival of any country’s economy, the teaching profession is a vital element whereby the teachers’ salary depends on various factors such as years of experience, location, whether they work for private or government-funded schools, education, additional qualifications. Teachers pay varies from country to county.

In general secondary (high) school teachers earn a higher income than elementary (primary) school teachers.

The following is a list of the top 10 Countries with highest-paid teachers in world:

1. Austria

Approximately a teacher in Austria has an average salary of Ksh 5,364,000 ($50,000) per year. An Austrian experienced working teacher can make an average income of Ksh 5,299,200 (45,000 Euros).

2. Denmark

With an average salary of Ksh 5,632,200 ($52,500), after a number of years of experience, a Denmark teacher can annually earn an income of Ksh 5,534,720 (47,000 Euros) with a starting salary ranging between Ksh4,121,600 (35,000 Euros) to Ksh 4,474,880 (38,000 Euros).

3. Ireland

Generally, in this country, the profession has an average salary of Ksh 5,685,840 ($53,000) an experienced Irish teacher can make up to Ksh 5,652,480 (48,000 Euros) annually with an average starting salary of Ksh 3,532,800 (30,000 Euros).

4. United States

With an average salary of Ksh 6,436,800 ($60,000), an American teacher’s average salary is around Ksh 6,436,800 ($60,000). Teachers located in New York earn higher with a salary of Ksh 8,582,400 ($80,000) annually whereas those located in South Dakota earn lower with a salary of Ksh 4,554,036 ($42,450).

5. Australia

Where the average salary is Ksh 7,187,760 ($67,000), an average annual salary of an experienced Australian teacher is Ksh 10,513,440 (AU$98,000) whereas the starting salary of the unexperienced stands at around Ksh 6,436,800 (AU$60,000).

6. Netherlands

 Having an average salary of Ksh 7,187,760 ($67,000). Netherlands top earners make over Ksh 8,007,680 (68,000 Euros) every year while for an experienced working teacher’s salary annually is around Ksh 7,065,600 (60,000 Euros).

7. Germany

Having an average salary of Ksh 7,509,600 ($70,000), an experienced Germany teacher can averagely earn Ksh 7,418,880 (63,000 Euros) with a starting salary ranging from Ksh 5,181,440 (44,000 Euros) to Ksh 5,888,000 (50,000 Euros) annually.

8. Canada

 For an approximate average salary of Ksh 7,938,720 ($74 000) annually a Canadian teacher’s average salary is Ksh 10,728,000 (CA$100 000). Those located in Nunavut earn the highest salary of Ksh 11,586,240 (CA$108,000) while those in Montreal, Quebec only earn Ksh 8,904,240 (CA$83,000).

9. Luxembourg

For an approximate average salary of Ksh 10,728,000 ($100,000), an experienced secondary (high) school teacher has an average salary of Ksh 10,598,400 (90,000 Euros). Over Ksh 13,660,160 (116,000 Euros) can be made by the topmost paid teacher. For an elementary (primary) school teacher starting salary is Ksh 7,065,600 (60,000 Euros) whereas a secondary (high) school teacher is at Ksh 7,772,160 (66,000 Euros).

10. Switzerland

With an average salary of Ksh 11,800,800 ($110,000) annually under the Swiss 13- month salary system, a teacher working in the Zurich area can expect to earn Ksh 11,800,800 (CHF 110,000). Those outside Zurich such as at St. Gallen can make up to Ksh 10,191,600 (CHF 95,000) annually.

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