Israeli teachers worst paid in OECD

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Israeli elementary school teachers earn less than in all the other OECD countries, a new report finds.

The new school year has begun in Israel and it's no secret that teaching isn't the best paid profession in Israel. There is further proof of this in the latest OECD report comparing the salaries of elementary school teachers (first to sixth grade) in member countries.

Israel is ranked at the bottom. The average gross starting salary for an elementary school teacher in Israel (as of 2014) is $18,498 per year (about NIS 6,000 per month), just below the country's median salary. The best paid OECD teachers are in Luxembourg, earning $68,121 per year (NIS 22,000 per month - like a software engineer). Turkey comes out well ahead of Israel with an annual salary of $26,964 (about NIS 8,500 per month).

The OECD report also analyzes the salary cost per pupil in elementary schools. In Luxembourg the government spends $12,377 on salaries for each pupil each year, while in Israel the government spends $1,912 per pupil per year, well below the OECD average of $2,832.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 22, 2016

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