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Education in States and Nations: 1991

(ESN) Table 35c: Mid-career secondary school teacher salary (in U.S. dollars) per school day and number of school days per year, by country: 1992

                    Number of               Average teacher
              school days per                    salary per
Country           school year                    school day
Canada                    188                          $194
England                   192                           170
Germany (West)            219                           181
Ireland                   173                           149
Italy                     204                           106
Japan                     220                           147
Scotland                  191                           167
Spain                     188                           179
Switzerland               207                           253
United States*            178                           191
*Data applies to the 1991-1992 school year, which covers the last four months of 1991, and the first eight months of 1992. Figure represents the average annual salary for primary and secondary school teachers.

NOTE: Salaries for all countries adjusted to U.S. dollars using a purchasing power parity index (PPPI). Most salary data apply to calendar year 1992. See supplemental note for details on the data from Sweden and the United States, and for a note on adjustments of salary data across countries and characteristics of the data sources.

SOURCE: Educational Testing Service, International Assessment of Education Progress, Learning Mathematics, Figure 5.2. For Germany: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Study of Reading Literacy, 1992. For Japan: Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, National Institute of Educational Research, Government of Japan, 1992. The American Federation of Teachers, Research Department, Survey and Analysis of Salary Trends, 1993, Table IV-6.

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