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Top 5 Countries that pays highest teachers salaries

Top 5 Countries that pays highest teachers salaries

The world celebrates teachers day today so on the blog we are looking at the teachers salaries all over the world. Growing up we have always seen teaching as a noble profession and teachers as well paid individuals for their role in nation building. I know you are a bit curious to know what teachers earn per month or a year, well I will get straight to that.

Note: In Nigeria, a primary/secondary school teacher earns $90(N30,600) on average monthly. 

Having mentioned a teachers salary in Nigeria, let’s take a look at what other countries pay their teachers on a monthly basis.

Teachers salaries all over the world

United Arab Emirates

As a teacher in the United Arab emirate, you can earn up to $3,500-$5,500 per month. That’s a huge sum of money when converted to any other currency of the world. This shows how countries in UAE appreciates the work their teachers are doing.

Countries under the United Arab Emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain

Terms and conditions apply to this teachers salaries in UAE. As a teacher, you ought to meet certain educational qualification and also a certain level of experience in the education field to take home $3,500-$5,500 per month.

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Taiwan is another country that pays teachers well for their services. As a teacher wanting to travel to countries where they appreciate the job you do more, Taiwan is a place to go to. You can earn as much as $2,000-$2,400 per month so far as you meet the requirement. In case you are wondering what the requirement is, it is simply a bachelor degree in your field of study.

Another striking thing about Taiwan is that living cost is quite affordable and very conducive for living. Least I forget Taiwan is an island so you will do a lot of exploration and sightseeing too.

South Korea

South Korea is an Asian country that pays one of the highest teachers salaries in the world. South Korea which is bordered to the west by Japan is a tourist location and a very conducive environment for teachers. A teacher with a degree certificate earns $1,600-$2,000 as salary. As a teacher that is fluent in English with a degree, you stand a chance to earn more.


The ancient city of Japan is another country that pays the highest when it comes to teaching jobs. The world tourist centre and world automobile center pay their teachers between $2,200-$5,000 a month. The job market in Japan is quite competitive, therefore do well to have the required experience needed as an added advantage.

Just like Taiwan, the cost of living in Japan is affordable and won’t break the bank.


Here comes another Asian country that takes care of their teachers. China is a world power that controls most of the trading activities in other countries most especially in African countries. As a qualified teacher in China, you are entitled to earn $1,500-$2,000 in a month.

Considering the population of China at 1.379 billion, getting a teaching job can be quite competitive, therefore to increase your chances of getting a teaching job, make sure to have extra degrees that give you an edge over other job seekers.

Final words on top 5 Countries that pays highest teachers salaries

Having read this post on Top 5 countries that pay the highest teachers salaries, you will notice that teachers are really appreciated for the job they do for the nation. Your country might not be among the list but be sure to do the small bid you can to appreciate teachers who help mold and tutor the leaders of tomorrow.

Happy world teachers day

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