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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Latvia 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Latvia?

Average Monthly Salary
1,380 LVL
( 16,600 LVL yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor1,400 LVL
Academic Coach1,350 LVL
Academic Manager1,630 LVL
Academic Specialist1,260 LVL
Academic Staff1,100 LVL
Accompanist1,150 LVL
Achievement Coach1,340 LVL
Admissions Specialist1,220 LVL
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,070 LVL
Anthropology Teacher1,100 LVL
Arabic Language Teacher1,070 LVL
Archeology Teacher1,200 LVL
Architecture Teacher1,200 LVL
Archivist940 LVL
Art Teacher1,060 LVL
Assistant School Principal1,390 LVL
Assistant Teacher930 LVL
Biochemistry Professor 2,030 LVL
Biology Teacher1,110 LVL
Bursary Scheme Manager1,340 LVL
Business Teacher1,160 LVL
Chemistry Teacher1,080 LVL
Child Care Coordinator1,130 LVL
Child Care Worker930 LVL
Clinical School Psychologist1,610 LVL
College Aide1,360 LVL
College and Career Readiness Specialist1,470 LVL
College President2,470 LVL
Communications Teacher1,190 LVL
Community Education Officer930 LVL
Computer Science Teacher1,080 LVL
Computer Teacher1,030 LVL
Creative Writing Trainer1,270 LVL
Credit Counselor1,420 LVL
Cultural Studies Teacher1,120 LVL
Curriculum Developer1,490 LVL
Curriculum Specialist1,500 LVL
Demonstrator1,020 LVL
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,290 LVL
Director of Learning Technology1,430 LVL
Distance Learning Coordinator1,220 LVL
Economics Lecturer1,930 LVL
Education Administrator1,220 LVL
Education Assistant Director1,510 LVL
Education Assistant Principal1,210 LVL
Education Assistant Professor1,540 LVL
Education Consultant1,610 LVL
Education Coordinator1,140 LVL
Education Counselor1,270 LVL
Education Director1,960 LVL
Education Program Specialist1,400 LVL
Education Researcher1,610 LVL
Education Resource Specialist1,240 LVL
Education Services Facilitator1,330 LVL
Educational Psychologist1,660 LVL
EFL Teacher1,150 LVL
eLearning Trainer1,030 LVL
Elementary School Teacher890 LVL
Engineering Lecturer1,780 LVL
Engineering Teacher1,570 LVL
English Teacher1,050 LVL
ESL Teacher1,080 LVL
Faculty Assistant1,360 LVL
Foreign Language Teacher1,030 LVL
GED Teacher970 LVL
Geography Teacher1,050 LVL
Head of Mathematics Department1,540 LVL
Head of School1,840 LVL
High School Teacher1,210 LVL
History Teacher1,160 LVL
Infant Teacher820 LVL
Instructional Assistant1,220 LVL
Instructor1,200 LVL
Kindergarten Teacher900 LVL
Language Instructor For Expatriate950 LVL
Law Teacher1,520 LVL
Learning Designer1,360 LVL
Lecturer1,920 LVL
Librarian950 LVL
Library Assistant730 LVL
Library Director1,250 LVL
Library Specialist999 LVL
Life Sciences Teacher1,090 LVL
Math Lecturer1,980 LVL
Mathematics Teacher1,230 LVL
Mentor1,250 LVL
Middle School Teacher1,150 LVL
Music Teacher1,040 LVL
Nursery Manager1,670 LVL
Nursery Worker710 LVL
Paraprofessional1,460 LVL
Physical Education Specialist1,160 LVL
Physical Education Teacher990 LVL
Physics Teacher 1,160 LVL
Political Science Teacher1,190 LVL
Post Doctoral Researcher1,810 LVL
Preschool Education Administrator1,230 LVL
Preschool Teacher960 LVL
Primary School Teacher1,000 LVL
Principal1,620 LVL
Product Specialist1,250 LVL
Professor - Accounting1,920 LVL
Professor - Architecture1,980 LVL
Professor - Biology1,950 LVL
Professor - Business Administration1,940 LVL
Professor - Chemical Engineering2,160 LVL
Professor - Chemistry2,170 LVL
Professor - Civil Engineering1,850 LVL
Professor - Communication1,870 LVL
Professor - Computer Science2,000 LVL
Professor - Dentistry2,130 LVL
Professor - Drama1,990 LVL
Professor - Economics1,980 LVL
Professor - Education1,980 LVL
Professor - Electrical Engineering2,100 LVL
Professor - English1,940 LVL
Professor - Environmental Engineering2,110 LVL
Professor - Foreign Languages1,990 LVL
Professor - Geological Sciences1,900 LVL
Professor - History1,950 LVL
Professor - Industrial Engineering1,970 LVL
Professor - Law2,170 LVL
Professor - Legal Support1,970 LVL
Professor - Liberal Arts1,890 LVL
Professor - Marketing1,960 LVL
Professor - Mathematics2,110 LVL
Professor - Mechanical Engineering2,100 LVL
Professor - Medical Administration2,150 LVL
Professor - Medicine2,460 LVL
Professor - Music1,910 LVL
Professor - Nursing1,810 LVL
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences1,940 LVL
Professor - Philosophy2,000 LVL
Professor - Physical Therapy2,130 LVL
Professor - Physics2,240 LVL
Professor - Psychology1,870 LVL
Professor - Rehabilitation1,780 LVL
Professor - Social Work1,780 LVL
Professor - Sociology1,980 LVL
Professor - Special Education2,050 LVL
Psychology Teacher1,580 LVL
Public Management Assistant Professor1,740 LVL
School Counselor1,540 LVL
Science Educator1,110 LVL
Science Laboratory Assistant970 LVL
Science Teacher1,100 LVL
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,200 LVL
Secondary School Teacher1,110 LVL
Special Education Teacher1,160 LVL
Special Needs Assistant960 LVL
Statistics Lecturer1,870 LVL
Student Accounts Coordinator1,110 LVL
Student Development Specialist1,320 LVL
Student Employment Specialist1,280 LVL
Student Services1,050 LVL
Student Support Manager1,310 LVL
Substitute Teacher900 LVL
Teacher1,010 LVL
Teacher Aide860 LVL
Teacher Trainer1,300 LVL
Training and Development Specialist1,440 LVL
Training Coordinator1,020 LVL
Tutor1,040 LVL
University Teacher1,990 LVL
Vocational Education Teacher1,090 LVL

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Latvia

Median and salary distribution monthly Latvia Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Latvia Teaching / Education
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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.

1,410 LVL
1,350 LVL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Latvia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Latvia
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Latvia

How much are annual salary increments in Latvia for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Latvia Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Latvia / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Latvia is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Latvia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Latvia Teaching / Education
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Latvia

8 LVL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Latvia is 8 LVL. This means that the average person in Latvia earns approximately 8 LVL for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Latvia
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Riga1,490 LVL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
1,250 LVL
Public Sector+7%
1,340 LVL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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