Average salary for teachers in Canada?

What is the average pay for beginning teachers in Canada?

2 Answers

  • bw022
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Average salary for an elementary teacher in Canada is $48,798. The average minimum starting salary varies by province -- from about $30,000 in PEI to $43,000 in Alberta. Yukon has a $56,000 starting salary (due to cost of living). Most teachers also have extremely good benefits, holidays, etc.

    Salary in general is not that good considering that all teachers need a four year degree. The median salary in Canada is $43,000 and compared to most other four year degrees it is pretty low.

    That said... the unemployment rate for teachers in Canada is over 24%. It is one of the worst professions to find a job in Canada. Canada has a low native birth rate (around 1.63 or so) and has had a declining school aged population for decades. Most provinces have been closing schools and laying of teachers in the tens of thousands. Since most public school teaching jobs are unionized (and hence seniority) the job market for new teachers is extremely grim. Most universities are now warning those taking a Bachelor's in Education about the serious job market issues.

  • mohn
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    First, for those that don't learn naturally, the common query said the us, which most of us (rightly or not) assume to intend the us. 2d, for those who have no idea, there are a lot more politicians in the U.S. Than just the Federal Congress and the President. Each state has some form of congress, a governor, lots of lieutenant governors city council and all other method of elected officials. That's why the typical income for politicians is so low. There are not up to 600 contributors of Congress (on the federal degree) and whilst their beginning salaries are high, they do not offset all of the metropolis council individuals making $10k-$15k a 12 months. Why are academics salaries so "excessive"? I don't feel they are. Teachers are mainly underpaid, although that our process is complete crap these days. Academics put up with children whose mum and dad do not supply a rattling, they put up with children whose moms and dads want to manage everything. They put up with mom and dad whose kids are fully psychotic, and they're expected to educate the whole lot we should know on a shoestring budget. They are most likely requested to pay for his or her own study room presents, and many work 10-12 hours per day. Lecturers are treated with disrespect from each degree of society and so they still keep doing what most of us do not want to do. Put together our kids to be the long run leaders of this country, and in all probability the world. The reduce paid politicians are quite often in it because they wish to make a difference, no longer receives a commission so much. The greater paid politicians may also wish to make a change but most of them do not want the cash they receives a commission in view that they may be already rich from other jobs/families/what have you. A assessment of the two (types of) jobs is absolutely vain. It is like asking why medical professionals make more than financial institution tellers. There's no evaluation within the talents vital or the duties finished on the job, so trying to evaluate salaries manner nothing.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.