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Canadian Teachers: Among Highest Paid Compared to Educators Worldwide

14 DEC 2015
Career Path : Education News
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“Education at a Glance,” a study done by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), found that Canadian teachers are among the top paid compared to teachers around the world. In fact, The Star reports that Canada ranks fourth, according to the study: “Secondary teachers wages, averaging $66,700 are the fourth highest internationally, after Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.”

The study reports that after 15 years of experience, Canadian secondary school teachers earn approximately $90 (USD) per hour and over $65,000 (USD) annually. The report compares Canadian teaching salaries to those of other countries, stating:

“Across OECD countries, the average statutory salary per teaching hour after 15 years of experience and with typical qualifications is $53 for primary teachers, $63 for lower secondary teachers and $71 for upper secondary teachers in general education. In Canada, salaries per teaching hour are $84 at the primary level and $90 at the secondary level.”

Among the highest paid teachers in Canada include those residing in Ontario and more specifically, Toronto. Ontario teachers recently reached a three-year labour agreement with the government, which will earn them a 1.5 per cent pay increase over the life of the contract. Additionally, in Toronto, elementary school teachers earn a starting salary between $42,000 and $55,000 and this can increase to about $94,000 with experience.

Source: The Star