A salary (/sæləri/), also known as pay (/peɪ/) or a wage (/weɪʤ/) is how much money one earns professionally.
Teacher salaries vary from place to place, depending on factors that are mostly based upon supply and demand and the strength of the local economy. Salaries in English-speaking countries can be quite low due to oversupply of workers.
Things that increase pay are:
- taking managerial roles
- having experience
- having a relevant specialism
- having relevant qualifications
- willingness to work paid overtime.
Low living costs in certain countries allow teachers to live comfortably on relatively low salaries.
Some companies often suffer from cashflow problems, and don't pay teachers on time. Some teachers may receive money under the table especially for one to one classes, thereby avoiding tax, although this leaves them potentially open to legal problems.