Definition: The indicator is defined as the ratio of annual statutory teacher compensation for a teacher with typical qualifications and 15 years of experience (numerator) to the annual earnings of similarly qualified individuals (denominator).
Teachers’ salary: Expressed as statutory salaries, which are scheduled salaries according to official pay scales. They refer to the average scheduled gross salary per year for a full-time teacher with the minimum training necessary to be fully qualified at the beginning of his or her teaching career. Reported salaries are defined as the sum of wages (total sum of money paid by the employer for the labour supplied) minus the employer’s contribution to social security and pension funding (according to existing salary scales). Bonuses that constitute a regular part of the salary (such as holidays or regional bonuses) are included in the figures. Additional bonuses (for example, remuneration for teachers in remote areas, for participating in school improvement projects or special activities, or for exceptional performance) are excluded from the reported gross salaries. Salaries at 15 years experience refer to the scheduled annual salary of a full-time classroom teacher with the minimum training necessary to be fully qualified and with 15 years of experience. The maximum salaries reported refer to the scheduled maximum annual salary (top of the salary scale) of a full-time classroom teacher with the minimum training to be fully qualified for his or her job. Salary data are reported in accordance with formal policies for public institutions.
Source: Teacher salary data is collected through UIS country data collection while salaries of professional occupations are obtained from ILOSTAT and the ratio is calculated by the UIS. The exception is for countries which participate in the OECD’s Education at a Glance; in which case, the data is drawn from this report in the order preference described in the calculation method.
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