With the average salary for French teachers standing at €23,544 and UK teachers at €38,279, Switzerland has been found to pay their teachers, on average, an impressive €50,466 more than France and €35,731 more than the United Kingdom – a difference of 103% and 63% respectively. With magnificent natural scenery, a strong work-life balance and high salaries for teachers, Switzerland may be an alluring choice for teachers looking to make the move abroad.
The second highest paying European country is Luxembourg, who has been found to pay its teachers, on average, €62,600 per year. At an impressive €44,876 extra a year in comparison to Italy – the teachers of Liechtenstein are earning a hefty 112% more than Italian teachers. With the average annual salary for teachers in Spain standing at €15,060, teachers in Luxembourg earn a hefty €47,540 more than their Spanish counterparts – a difference of 122%.