Increasingly over the past several years, teachers in America have been making their voices heard loud and clear about the low pay that comes with the job. Teachers have walked out on the jobs and protested in various states, with varying degrees of success.
On average, teachers in the U.S. are paid $43,557 annually. American teachers currently rank sixth in the world in teacher pay, ahead of such countries as Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
But if you want to make the big bucks in teaching, head to Luxembourg, where teachers are paid an average annual salary of $79,129. Here are the five countries where teachers are paid more than they are in the U.S.
1. Luxembourg – $79,129
2. Switzerland – $69,704
3. Germany – $61,418
4. Norway – $47,313
5. Denmark – $46,784
Looks like Europe is the place to be for teachers.