Brazilian teachers’ salary lowest among 40 countries – OECD study

The wages of Brazilian teachers at the start of their careers are lower than in countries such as Mexico, Colombia and Chile.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The salary floor for Brazilian teachers in the final years of elementary school is the lowest among 40 countries assessed in a study by the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released on Thursday, September 16.

According to the report Education at a Glance 2021, Brazilian teachers have a starting salary of US$13,900 per year. In Germany, for instance, the amount exceeds US$70,000, and is more than US$20,000 in countries like Greece, Colombia and Chile.

The conversion for salary comparison is based on the purchasing power parity scale, which . . .

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