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June 26, 2013

UK teachers among best paid in the world

Teachers-in-UKUK media reported this week that the country's teachers are among the youngest in the world. But while they start out with salaries well above the OECD average, the pay advantage falls off for more experienced teachers.

Teachers in England are among the best paid in the world, a new report revealed on Friday.

UK teachers earn on average £40 per hour, the sixth highest in the developed world, a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed.

The UK has a relatively young academic workforce, with 60 per cent of teachers in the classroom under the age of 40 and 31 per cent of teachers aged 30 and younger, the report also noted. This puts the UK in “stark contrast” with other countries, where the teaching population is much older.

In recent years, concerns have been raised in England over teacher recruitment, due to an increasing proportion of the teaching population nearing retirement age.

Read the full story from The Independent.

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