A survey conducted by School Leaders Network Global Network has revealed that 45 per cent of teachers in Mumbai were not paid their April salaries, while 16.4 per cent said that they were paid a reduced salary. Further, with schools and parents caught in a tussle over fee payment, those who were given their salaries in April have been asked to expect a salary cut in May. This is despite the fact that with most schools starting the new sessions online, the workload for teachers has doubled.
Teachers in India have always been paid lesser than their counterparts around the world. As per job portal Indeed.com, a teacher in Mumbai is paid an average of Rs 20,815 or just approximately USD 275 per month – this salary is 29 per cent above the national average.
The average salary in India, as per the website, is Rs 18,431- this figure can range anywhere between Rs 8,000 to Rs 60,000 based on the experience, class being taught and whether the school is a private or government one. Government teachers are in a better position, especially with the 7th pay commission, and a primary teacher can expect to earn a starting salary of Rs 35,000.
Teachers have one of the most important and difficult tasks to perform - to ensure that future generations are equipped to lead and work. There are some countries that understand this and remunerate teachers based on the hard work and dedication they put into their vocation. We look at the best countries to be a teacher, as per data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):