Teachers do well in the pay league

12th September 2008 at 01:00

Teachers in England remain among the highest paid in the developed world, but lower than average rises in the past decade mean experienced staff in other countries are catching up, according to a new report.

Salary levels for both primary and lower secondary teachers in England came 11th in a league table of 35 education systems.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development figures, based on teachers with 15 years' experience and a minimum level of training, put England above average for both the EU and other OECD members.

But it finished four places below Scotland. And salaries in England for upper secondary teachers are lower than the OECD average.

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