There is no question that teachers from international school in Chonburi are getting high salaries but when it comes to public schools many are questioning of the financial compensation these everyday heroes are receiving. The good news is that according to the latest survey conducted a consumer research firm, teachers employed in public schools in Thailand are one of the highest paid in all of Asia.
Based on the findings, majority of the countries based the salary of the teachers on the GDP per capita of the country. There are countries though, including Japan, Korea, India and Thailand, that pays their teacher higher than that figure. This means that these professionals are earning higher compared to an average worker in their country. A few countries pay their teachers less than the GDP per capita of their nation such as Singapore, Vietnam and China which means they are earning less compared to an average worker.
Teachers in Korea are one of the highest paid in Asia since they earn about 175 per cent of the GDP per capita of the nation. It is notable that education is considered a craze in the country since the students are expected to study at least 15 hours every day. Studies revealed that a high school teacher in Korea earns around 65 million won every year.
Another country that puts a high value on teachers is India which pays their educators 173 per cent of the nation’s GDP per capita. Their public school teachers are actually earning $8,000 every year. This figure is lower in comparison to other nations but this is already high based on the GDP of India.
According to the study, Thailand took the third spot for the country that pays their teachers the highest. Teachers in public schools in the country are said to be earning around $12,000 every year which is almost165 per cent of its GDP per capita. For the past few years, the national government of Thailand has shown efforts in reforming the education system. This impacts not just public schools but private schools such as international school in Chonburi but there are still a number of challenges the country has to overcome with regards to education.