Teachers’ salaries and career prospects are an integral part of policies aimed at attracting the best candidates and ensuring their stay in the profession. It is therefore very useful to analyse how much teachers are paid in Europe, what prospects for salary increases they have, over the course of their career, and whether they have gained or lost purchasing power in recent years.
Today, the Eurydice network publishes, in open data format, the country sheets on salaries and allowances for teachers and school heads in Europe (from pre-primary to upper secondary level) which offer initial information on all these aspects. They show structures and differences of salary among European countries – also including detailed information and data, allowances and other additional salaries – collected jointly by the Eurydice and OECD/NESLI networks.
It is the first time that the country sheets are published in open data format, preceding the publication of the comparative report “Teachers’ and School heads’ Salaries and Allowances, 2020/2021″, which will be published, as every year, on 5 October, coinciding with World Teachers’ Day.
As usual, this report will examine the basic salaries of teachers at the beginning of the profession and the prospects for salary increases over the course of their careers. In addition, it will show the differences in salaries between the various levels of education, usually related to the different qualifications required to become a teacher.
What is Eurydice?
Eurydice is the European network that collects, updates, analyses and disseminates information on the policies, structure and organization of European education systems. Established in 1980 on the initiative of the European Commission, the network is made up of a European unit based in Brussels and various national units. Since 1985, Indire has been the seat of the Italian national unit.
Other useful links:
- Eurydice website – Italian national unity
- Eurydice site – European Central Unit
- All publications of the network