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Teachers in Mexico Are Among Poorest Paid in Developing Countries

Jenaro Villamil - Proceso
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May 16, 2013

MEXICO CITY - Among the 34 nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexico ranks fifth from the bottom for poor teacher pay. The country is above only Estonia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. Furthermore, it spends the least per student at the basic level:

  • Preschool, Mexico disburses $2,158;
  • Elementary, $2,185; and in
  • Junior High School, $2,535.

According to the 2012 study by the OECD, the average salary of a teacher in Mexico is 18,000 pesos [$1,473 USD] per month, although elementary school teachers in rural areas earn much less.

The study Teacher's Day: The Figures Speak, released by the Belisario Domínguez Institute of the Senate, also shows that of the total number of active teachers (1.9 million, according to SEP), higher education is the level showing the greatest increase in number of teachers. Between 2000 and 2011, the number of teachers at this level increased from 14.5 to 18.2% ... ; while during the same period, the number of teachers in elementary education fell from 70.7 to 65.8%.

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