Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

Teacher salaries around the world

Here’s a chart of Education at a Glance, 2013 showing teacher salaries compared to other college-educated workers. While the numbers going into the chart aren’t perfect–they’re taken from base salaries for lower secondary teachers with 11 years of experience and a BA only, so the underlying sample isn’t completely representative–the picture is nonetheless clear. Other countries offer teachers much more competitive salaries.

Ratio of teacher salaries, education at a glance 2013And since folks often look to Finland and Korea as exemplars of education systems, take a look at the height of their teacher pay bars as compared to ours.



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