Teacher Salaries Around the World

Teacher salaries around the world

Photo by Matthew Paulson

Teacher compensation is unfortunately a hotly contested issue in the United States. To add some context to the conversation, we here at Certification Map have compiled a table of teacher salaries from around the world — but we didn’t stop there. We compared these salaries to the cost of living in each of these countries to get a better idea of how much teachers actually make as compared to how much it actually costs to get by. We think the results are revealing.

 

Country

Starting Salary

Cost of Living

Weighted Salary

Germany

$44,000

88.55

$49,689

United States

$36,000

83.06

$43,342

Australia

$33,000

122.96

$26,838

The United Kingdom

$31,000

100.13

$30,960

Italy

$26,000

94.82

$27,420

France

$24,000

98.19

$24,442

Japan

$27,000

143.35

$18,835