Czech Republic -Teachers’ wages lack behind -November 01, 2015

The wages of elementary and secondary schoolteachers exceeded the country's average wage in all regions except for Prague in 2014, but they stood deep below the average wage of civil servants with university education. The average gross monthly pay of elementary and secondary school teachers was 28,027 and 28,890 crowns last year (respectively 1035 and 1067 euro), according to data released by the ministries of education and labour. The average gross monthly wage of all employees was 25,686 crowns (948 euro) in 2014. Although the majority of teachers are university graduates, their average wage lagged far behind the average wage of university graduates among civil servants, which was 34,613 crowns (1278 euro). In Prague, teachers' wages even lag behind the average wage of all employees (33,347 crowns or 1231 euro).


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