Teachers in Spain among highest paid in the world

The entry level salary was nearly €7,600 above the OECD average

LAST UPDATED: 14 Oct, 2016 @ 17:06

Spanish teacherTEACHERS in Spain are among the highest paid in the world.

A new report has shown that a starting salary for a lower secondary teacher in Spain in 2014 was around €36,000.

It puts Spain fifth out of the 36 developed countries that were analysed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The entry level salary was nearly €7,600 above the OECD average, and was only behind Luxembourg (€70,000), Switzerland (€53,500), Germany (€50,000) and Denmark (€41,000).



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  1. Needed reform does not solely depend on decent salaries, though that helps. Critical factor remains recruiting higher quality students in terms of both intelligence and personality characteristics and, of course reforming many of the educational standards and testing procedure to encourage and teach life-long independent learning skills.