Teachers' and school heads' salaries and allowances in Europe – 2021/2022
Teachers’ remuneration and career prospects are an intrinsic part of policies aiming to attract the best candidates and ensure they remain in the profession. Are teachers in Europe well paid? What prospects for salary increases do they have as they progress in their career? The Eurydice country sheets answer these questions, covering pre-primary to general upper secondary education levels.
They show indeed the composition and differences in teachers’ earnings for the Eurydice Network countries. Detailed information on the allowances and other additional payments that teachers and school heads receive are included too.
Data have been collected jointly by the Eurydice and the OECD/NESLI networks.
The publication of these country sheets precedes the publication of the report Teachers' and school heads' salaries and allowances, 2021/2022 which will be released in October 2023. This comparative publication will examine the statutory salaries for beginning teachers and how it evolved since 2014/2015, as well as the prospects for salary increases throughout their career. Requirements to become a school head, salaries and career progression for this profession are also discussed.
A brand new interactive web publication will also be released in the autumn. It will enable the visualisation of data collected on teachers’ and school heads’ salaries in an interactive display. This tool will allow cross-searches by topic or by country and data export in different formats.