How well are teachers paid in Asia? We’ve compiled data on teacher income as % of GDP per capita to compare how teachers in different Asian countries are paid relative to other people in their respective countries.

– June 24, 2019

Asians are well known for their heavy focus on education. Naturally, one would expect this to translate into societal respect given to teachers. But does this also mean that teachers are paid well, and how do different Asian countries compare to one another in this regard? In order to find out, we compiled data on the average income of secondary school and high school teachers in 14 countries in Asia-Pacific (plus the US and France for comparison with western countries). However, a simple comparison of income doesn’t quite capture how teacher income compares to the rest of the society. Therefore, we compared the ratio between