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Secondary School Teacher Average Salary in Austria 2020

How much money does a Secondary School Teacher make in Austria?

Average Monthly Salary
3,020 EUR
( 36,200 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Austria typically earns around 3,020 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,630 EUR (lowest) to 4,550 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Secondary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Austria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Secondary School Teacher salaries in Austria range from 1,630 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,550 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,770 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 2,770 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,770 EUR. 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 1,980 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,980 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,370 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,370 EUR.

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

Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,890 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,390 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,150 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,710 EUR per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,100 EUR per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,360 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Secondary School Teacher average salary change by experience in Austria

0 - 2 Years
1,890 EUR
2 - 5 Years+26%
2,390 EUR
5 - 10 Years+32%
3,150 EUR
10 - 15 Years+18%
3,710 EUR
15 - 20 Years+11%
4,100 EUR
20+ Years+6%
4,360 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Secondary School Teacher(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 2,450 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,730 EUR per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Secondary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in Austria

Bachelor's Degree
2,450 EUR
Master's Degree+53%
3,730 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Austria costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,300 Euro(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Austria Secondary School Teacher
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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 Secondary School Teacher employees in Austria earn 4% more than their female counterparts.

2,950 EUR
3,080 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Austria for all Careers

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Secondary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Austria

How much are annual salary increments in Austria for Secondary School Teacher(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Secondary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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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.

Austria / All Professions

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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 Austria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria 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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Secondary School Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Austria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Austria Secondary School Teacher
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A Secondary School Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

92% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 8% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Secondary School Teacher employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,670 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,930 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Secondary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Austria

How are Secondary School Teacher salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
2,770 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,880 EUR
Average Salary 2018+1%
2,910 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
2,960 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Secondary School Teacher salaries in Austria are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Secondary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Austria

17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 17 EUR. This means that the average Secondary School Teacher in Austria earns approximately 17 EUR 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.

Secondary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secondary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Austria
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The average salary for Secondary School Teacher is 24% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor4,240 EUR+41%
Academic Coach3,980 EUR+32%
Academic Manager4,780 EUR+59%
Academic Specialist3,660 EUR+21%
Academic Staff3,210 EUR+6%
Accompanist3,360 EUR+11%
Achievement Coach4,260 EUR+41%
Admissions Specialist3,690 EUR+22%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,100 EUR+3%
Anthropology Teacher3,350 EUR+11%
Arabic Language Teacher3,090 EUR+2%
Archeology Teacher3,250 EUR+8%
Architecture Teacher3,580 EUR+19%
Archivist2,670 EUR-11%
Art Teacher2,880 EUR-4%
Assistant School Principal4,150 EUR+38%
Assistant Teacher2,760 EUR-8%
Biochemistry Professor 4,850 EUR+61%
Biology Teacher3,290 EUR+9%
Bursary Scheme Manager3,940 EUR+31%
Business Teacher3,280 EUR+9%
Chemistry Teacher3,190 EUR+6%
Child Care Coordinator3,340 EUR+11%
Child Care Worker2,730 EUR-9%
Clinical School Psychologist4,930 EUR+64%
College Aide4,100 EUR+36%
College and Career Readiness Specialist4,410 EUR+46%
College President6,480 EUR+110%
Communications Teacher3,170 EUR+5%
Community Education Officer2,760 EUR-8%
Computer Science Teacher3,070 EUR+2%
Computer Teacher3,010 EUR-0%
Creative Writing Trainer3,920 EUR+30%
Credit Counselor4,080 EUR+35%
Cultural Studies Teacher3,140 EUR+4%
Curriculum Developer4,230 EUR+40%
Curriculum Specialist4,210 EUR+40%
Demonstrator2,810 EUR-7%
Deputy Controller of Examinations3,790 EUR+26%
Director of Learning Technology4,330 EUR+44%
Distance Learning Coordinator3,690 EUR+22%
Economics Lecturer5,510 EUR+83%
Education Administrator3,770 EUR+25%
Education Assistant Director4,090 EUR+36%
Education Assistant Principal3,640 EUR+21%
Education Assistant Professor4,680 EUR+55%
Education Consultant4,570 EUR+52%
Education Coordinator3,550 EUR+18%
Education Counselor3,950 EUR+31%
Education Director5,480 EUR+82%
Education Program Specialist4,050 EUR+34%
Education Researcher4,640 EUR+54%
Education Resource Specialist3,580 EUR+19%
Education Services Facilitator3,830 EUR+27%
Educational Psychologist5,240 EUR+74%
EFL Teacher3,210 EUR+6%
eLearning Trainer3,060 EUR+1%
Elementary School Teacher2,730 EUR-9%
Engineering Lecturer5,390 EUR+79%
Engineering Teacher4,580 EUR+52%
English Teacher3,070 EUR+2%
ESL Teacher3,270 EUR+8%
Faculty Assistant4,130 EUR+37%
Foreign Language Teacher2,900 EUR-4%
GED Teacher2,790 EUR-7%
Geography Teacher3,050 EUR+1%
Head of Mathematics Department4,580 EUR+52%
Head of School5,320 EUR+76%
High School Teacher3,610 EUR+20%
History Teacher3,330 EUR+10%
Infant Teacher2,410 EUR-20%
Instructional Assistant3,270 EUR+8%
Instructor3,780 EUR+25%
Kindergarten Teacher2,630 EUR-13%
Language Instructor For Expatriate2,730 EUR-9%
Law Teacher4,750 EUR+58%
Learning Designer3,740 EUR+24%
Lecturer4,520 EUR+50%
Librarian2,730 EUR-9%
Library Assistant2,200 EUR-27%
Library Director3,690 EUR+22%
Library Specialist2,770 EUR-8%
Life Sciences Teacher3,290 EUR+9%
Math Lecturer5,940 EUR+97%
Mathematics Teacher3,770 EUR+25%
Mentor3,690 EUR+22%
Middle School Teacher3,360 EUR+11%
Music Teacher3,000 EUR-0%
Nursery Manager4,930 EUR+64%
Nursery Worker2,070 EUR-31%
Paraprofessional4,600 EUR+53%
Physical Education Specialist3,540 EUR+17%
Physical Education Teacher2,840 EUR-6%
Physics Teacher 3,460 EUR+15%
Political Science Teacher3,250 EUR+8%
Post Doctoral Researcher5,020 EUR+67%
Preschool Education Administrator3,570 EUR+18%
Preschool Teacher2,590 EUR-14%
Primary School Teacher2,790 EUR-7%
Principal4,480 EUR+49%
Product Specialist3,650 EUR+21%
Professor - Accounting6,050 EUR+100%
Professor - Architecture6,230 EUR+110%
Professor - Biology5,530 EUR+83%
Professor - Business Administration5,470 EUR+81%
Professor - Chemical Engineering6,080 EUR+100%
Professor - Chemistry6,070 EUR+100%
Professor - Civil Engineering5,700 EUR+89%
Professor - Communication5,730 EUR+90%
Professor - Computer Science6,120 EUR+100%
Professor - Dentistry5,850 EUR+94%
Professor - Drama5,460 EUR+81%
Professor - Economics5,970 EUR+98%
Professor - Education5,960 EUR+98%
Professor - Electrical Engineering6,290 EUR+110%
Professor - English5,770 EUR+91%
Professor - Environmental Engineering6,260 EUR+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages5,320 EUR+76%
Professor - Geological Sciences5,590 EUR+85%
Professor - History5,720 EUR+90%
Professor - Industrial Engineering5,750 EUR+91%
Professor - Law6,320 EUR+110%
Professor - Legal Support5,710 EUR+89%
Professor - Liberal Arts6,040 EUR+100%
Professor - Marketing6,080 EUR+100%
Professor - Mathematics6,060 EUR+100%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering6,000 EUR+99%
Professor - Medical Administration6,140 EUR+100%
Professor - Medicine6,420 EUR+110%
Professor - Music5,420 EUR+80%
Professor - Nursing5,650 EUR+87%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences6,030 EUR+100%
Professor - Philosophy5,580 EUR+85%
Professor - Physical Therapy5,940 EUR+97%
Professor - Physics6,220 EUR+110%
Professor - Psychology5,730 EUR+90%
Professor - Rehabilitation5,410 EUR+79%
Professor - Social Work5,390 EUR+79%
Professor - Sociology5,970 EUR+98%
Professor - Special Education5,570 EUR+85%
Psychology Teacher4,500 EUR+49%
Public Management Assistant Professor4,930 EUR+64%
School Counselor4,530 EUR+50%
Science Educator3,240 EUR+7%
Science Laboratory Assistant2,820 EUR-6%
Science Teacher3,190 EUR+6%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,430 EUR+14%
Secondary School Teacher3,020 EUR+0%
Special Education Teacher3,280 EUR+9%
Special Needs Assistant2,710 EUR-10%
Statistics Lecturer5,610 EUR+86%
Student Accounts Coordinator3,160 EUR+5%
Student Development Specialist3,680 EUR+22%
Student Employment Specialist3,540 EUR+17%
Student Services2,940 EUR-2%
Student Support Manager4,050 EUR+34%
Substitute Teacher2,770 EUR-8%
Teacher2,990 EUR-1%
Teacher Aide2,570 EUR-15%
Teacher Trainer3,730 EUR+24%
Training and Development Specialist4,350 EUR+44%
Training Coordinator2,780 EUR-8%
Tutor3,280 EUR+9%
University Teacher5,720 EUR+90%
Vocational Education Teacher3,260 EUR+8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn2,770 EUR
Graz3,440 EUR
Innsbruck3,350 EUR
Klagenfurt3,100 EUR
Linz3,190 EUR
Salzburg3,270 EUR
St. Polten3,000 EUR
Vienna3,360 EUR
Villach3,170 EUR
Wels2,930 EUR
Wiener Neustadt2,830 EUR
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