A person working in Teaching / Education in Latvia typically earns around 1,380 LVL per month. Salaries range from 660 LVL (lowest average) to 2,520 LVL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||1,400 LVL|
|Academic Coach||1,350 LVL|
|Academic Manager||1,630 LVL|
|Academic Specialist||1,260 LVL|
|Academic Staff||1,100 LVL|
|Achievement Coach||1,340 LVL|
|Admissions Specialist||1,220 LVL|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||1,070 LVL|
|Anthropology Teacher||1,100 LVL|
|Arabic Language Teacher||1,070 LVL|
|Archeology Teacher||1,200 LVL|
|Architecture Teacher||1,200 LVL|
|Art Teacher||1,060 LVL|
|Assistant School Principal||1,390 LVL|
|Assistant Teacher||930 LVL|
|Biochemistry Professor||2,030 LVL|
|Biology Teacher||1,110 LVL|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||1,340 LVL|
|Business Teacher||1,160 LVL|
|Chemistry Teacher||1,080 LVL|
|Child Care Coordinator||1,130 LVL|
|Child Care Worker||930 LVL|
|Clinical School Psychologist||1,610 LVL|
|College Aide||1,360 LVL|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||1,470 LVL|
|College President||2,470 LVL|
|Communications Teacher||1,190 LVL|
|Community Education Officer||930 LVL|
|Computer Science Teacher||1,080 LVL|
|Computer Teacher||1,030 LVL|
|Creative Writing Trainer||1,270 LVL|
|Credit Counselor||1,420 LVL|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||1,120 LVL|
|Curriculum Developer||1,490 LVL|
|Curriculum Specialist||1,500 LVL|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||1,290 LVL|
|Director of Learning Technology||1,430 LVL|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||1,220 LVL|
|Economics Lecturer||1,930 LVL|
|Education Administrator||1,220 LVL|
|Education Assistant Director||1,510 LVL|
|Education Assistant Principal||1,210 LVL|
|Education Assistant Professor||1,540 LVL|
|Education Consultant||1,610 LVL|
|Education Coordinator||1,140 LVL|
|Education Counselor||1,270 LVL|
|Education Director||1,960 LVL|
|Education Program Specialist||1,400 LVL|
|Education Researcher||1,610 LVL|
|Education Resource Specialist||1,240 LVL|
|Education Services Facilitator||1,330 LVL|
|Educational Psychologist||1,660 LVL|
|EFL Teacher||1,150 LVL|
|eLearning Trainer||1,030 LVL|
|Elementary School Teacher||890 LVL|
|Engineering Lecturer||1,780 LVL|
|Engineering Teacher||1,570 LVL|
|English Teacher||1,050 LVL|
|ESL Teacher||1,080 LVL|
|Faculty Assistant||1,360 LVL|
|Foreign Language Teacher||1,030 LVL|
|GED Teacher||970 LVL|
|Geography Teacher||1,050 LVL|
|Head of Mathematics Department||1,540 LVL|
|Head of School||1,840 LVL|
|High School Teacher||1,210 LVL|
|History Teacher||1,160 LVL|
|Infant Teacher||820 LVL|
|Instructional Assistant||1,220 LVL|
|Kindergarten Teacher||900 LVL|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||950 LVL|
|Law Teacher||1,520 LVL|
|Learning Designer||1,360 LVL|
|Library Assistant||730 LVL|
|Library Director||1,250 LVL|
|Library Specialist||999 LVL|
|Life Sciences Teacher||1,090 LVL|
|Math Lecturer||1,980 LVL|
|Mathematics Teacher||1,230 LVL|
|Middle School Teacher||1,150 LVL|
|Music Teacher||1,040 LVL|
|Nursery Manager||1,670 LVL|
|Nursery Worker||710 LVL|
|Physical Education Specialist||1,160 LVL|
|Physical Education Teacher||990 LVL|
|Physics Teacher||1,160 LVL|
|Political Science Teacher||1,190 LVL|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||1,810 LVL|
|Preschool Education Administrator||1,230 LVL|
|Preschool Teacher||960 LVL|
|Primary School Teacher||1,000 LVL|
|Product Specialist||1,250 LVL|
|Professor - Accounting||1,920 LVL|
|Professor - Architecture||1,980 LVL|
|Professor - Biology||1,950 LVL|
|Professor - Business Administration||1,940 LVL|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||2,160 LVL|
|Professor - Chemistry||2,170 LVL|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||1,850 LVL|
|Professor - Communication||1,870 LVL|
|Professor - Computer Science||2,000 LVL|
|Professor - Dentistry||2,130 LVL|
|Professor - Drama||1,990 LVL|
|Professor - Economics||1,980 LVL|
|Professor - Education||1,980 LVL|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||2,100 LVL|
|Professor - English||1,940 LVL|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||2,110 LVL|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||1,990 LVL|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||1,900 LVL|
|Professor - History||1,950 LVL|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||1,970 LVL|
|Professor - Law||2,170 LVL|
|Professor - Legal Support||1,970 LVL|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||1,890 LVL|
|Professor - Marketing||1,960 LVL|
|Professor - Mathematics||2,110 LVL|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||2,100 LVL|
|Professor - Medical Administration||2,150 LVL|
|Professor - Medicine||2,460 LVL|
|Professor - Music||1,910 LVL|
|Professor - Nursing||1,810 LVL|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||1,940 LVL|
|Professor - Philosophy||2,000 LVL|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||2,130 LVL|
|Professor - Physics||2,240 LVL|
|Professor - Psychology||1,870 LVL|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||1,780 LVL|
|Professor - Social Work||1,780 LVL|
|Professor - Sociology||1,980 LVL|
|Professor - Special Education||2,050 LVL|
|Psychology Teacher||1,580 LVL|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||1,740 LVL|
|School Counselor||1,540 LVL|
|Science Educator||1,110 LVL|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||970 LVL|
|Science Teacher||1,100 LVL|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||1,200 LVL|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,110 LVL|
|Special Education Teacher||1,160 LVL|
|Special Needs Assistant||960 LVL|
|Statistics Lecturer||1,870 LVL|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||1,110 LVL|
|Student Development Specialist||1,320 LVL|
|Student Employment Specialist||1,280 LVL|
|Student Services||1,050 LVL|
|Student Support Manager||1,310 LVL|
|Substitute Teacher||900 LVL|
|Teacher Aide||860 LVL|
|Teacher Trainer||1,300 LVL|
|Training and Development Specialist||1,440 LVL|
|Training Coordinator||1,020 LVL|
|University Teacher||1,990 LVL|
|Vocational Education Teacher||1,090 LVL|
Teaching / Education salaries in Latvia range from 660 LVL per month (minimum average salary) to 2,520 LVL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,380 LVL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,380 LVL while the other half are earning more than 1,380 LVL. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 920 LVL while 75% of them are earning more than 920 LVL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 1,950 LVL while 25% are earning more than 1,950 LVL.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Latvia costs anywhere from 6,510 Latvian Lats(s) to 19,500 Latvian Lats(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Latvia who work in Teaching / Education earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Latvia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Latvia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
49% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Latvia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.