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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Serbia 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
149,000 RSD
( 1,780,000 RSD yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Teaching / Education in Serbia typically earns around 149,000 RSD. Salaries range from 71,300 RSD (lowest average) to 271,000 RSD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Teaching / Education domain in Serbia exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor144,000 RSD
Academic Coach138,000 RSD
Academic Manager159,000 RSD
Academic Specialist119,000 RSD
Academic Staff103,000 RSD
Accompanist115,000 RSD
Achievement Coach134,000 RSD
Admissions Specialist119,000 RSD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher107,000 RSD
Anthropology Teacher116,000 RSD
Arabic Language Teacher107,000 RSD
Archeology Teacher114,000 RSD
Architecture Teacher123,000 RSD
Archivist99,200 RSD
Art Teacher103,000 RSD
Assistant School Principal143,000 RSD
Assistant Teacher97,700 RSD
Biochemistry Professor 189,000 RSD
Biology Teacher111,000 RSD
Bursary Scheme Manager124,000 RSD
Business Teacher122,000 RSD
Chemistry Teacher105,000 RSD
Child Care Coordinator108,000 RSD
Child Care Worker86,100 RSD
Clinical School Psychologist157,000 RSD
College Aide143,000 RSD
College and Career Readiness Specialist151,000 RSD
College President247,000 RSD
Communications Teacher113,000 RSD
Community Education Officer92,900 RSD
Computer Science Teacher110,000 RSD
Computer Teacher111,000 RSD
Creative Writing Trainer134,000 RSD
Credit Counselor132,000 RSD
Cultural Studies Teacher112,000 RSD
Curriculum Developer142,000 RSD
Curriculum Specialist147,000 RSD
Demonstrator105,000 RSD
Deputy Controller of Examinations132,000 RSD
Director of Learning Technology155,000 RSD
Distance Learning Coordinator125,000 RSD
Economics Lecturer188,000 RSD
Education Administrator122,000 RSD
Education Assistant Director144,000 RSD
Education Assistant Principal121,000 RSD
Education Assistant Professor154,000 RSD
Education Consultant161,000 RSD
Education Coordinator114,000 RSD
Education Counselor124,000 RSD
Education Director206,000 RSD
Education Program Specialist147,000 RSD
Education Researcher165,000 RSD
Education Resource Specialist124,000 RSD
Education Services Facilitator130,000 RSD
Educational Psychologist175,000 RSD
EFL Teacher118,000 RSD
eLearning Trainer97,600 RSD
Elementary School Teacher88,500 RSD
Engineering Lecturer192,000 RSD
Engineering Teacher153,000 RSD
English Teacher102,000 RSD
ESL Teacher117,000 RSD
Faculty Assistant136,000 RSD
Foreign Language Teacher105,000 RSD
GED Teacher99,700 RSD
Geography Teacher110,000 RSD
Head of Mathematics Department143,000 RSD
Head of School189,000 RSD
High School Teacher118,000 RSD
History Teacher116,000 RSD
Infant Teacher82,300 RSD
Instructional Assistant116,000 RSD
Instructor126,000 RSD
Kindergarten Teacher92,300 RSD
Language Instructor For Expatriate93,000 RSD
Law Teacher152,000 RSD
Learning Designer139,000 RSD
Lecturer197,000 RSD
Librarian93,000 RSD
Library Assistant76,800 RSD
Library Director129,000 RSD
Library Specialist99,900 RSD
Life Sciences Teacher109,000 RSD
Math Lecturer193,000 RSD
Mathematics Teacher120,000 RSD
Mentor119,000 RSD
Middle School Teacher115,000 RSD
Music Teacher101,000 RSD
Nursery Manager167,000 RSD
Nursery Worker68,800 RSD
Paraprofessional143,000 RSD
Physical Education Specialist125,000 RSD
Physical Education Teacher104,000 RSD
Physics Teacher 116,000 RSD
Political Science Teacher117,000 RSD
Post Doctoral Researcher172,000 RSD
Preschool Education Administrator130,000 RSD
Preschool Teacher95,500 RSD
Primary School Teacher105,000 RSD
Principal162,000 RSD
Product Specialist128,000 RSD
Professor - Accounting202,000 RSD
Professor - Architecture204,000 RSD
Professor - Biology195,000 RSD
Professor - Business Administration189,000 RSD
Professor - Chemical Engineering206,000 RSD
Professor - Chemistry201,000 RSD
Professor - Civil Engineering185,000 RSD
Professor - Communication182,000 RSD
Professor - Computer Science190,000 RSD
Professor - Dentistry218,000 RSD
Professor - Drama199,000 RSD
Professor - Economics213,000 RSD
Professor - Education208,000 RSD
Professor - Electrical Engineering215,000 RSD
Professor - English194,000 RSD
Professor - Environmental Engineering206,000 RSD
Professor - Foreign Languages189,000 RSD
Professor - Geological Sciences194,000 RSD
Professor - History195,000 RSD
Professor - Industrial Engineering192,000 RSD
Professor - Law207,000 RSD
Professor - Legal Support183,000 RSD
Professor - Liberal Arts189,000 RSD
Professor - Marketing191,000 RSD
Professor - Mathematics227,000 RSD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering220,000 RSD
Professor - Medical Administration220,000 RSD
Professor - Medicine246,000 RSD
Professor - Music187,000 RSD
Professor - Nursing191,000 RSD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences199,000 RSD
Professor - Philosophy200,000 RSD
Professor - Physical Therapy208,000 RSD
Professor - Physics213,000 RSD
Professor - Psychology192,000 RSD
Professor - Rehabilitation178,000 RSD
Professor - Social Work173,000 RSD
Professor - Sociology188,000 RSD
Professor - Special Education210,000 RSD
Psychology Teacher162,000 RSD
Public Management Assistant Professor161,000 RSD
School Counselor146,000 RSD
Science Educator111,000 RSD
Science Laboratory Assistant104,000 RSD
Science Teacher116,000 RSD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher117,000 RSD
Secondary School Teacher114,000 RSD
Special Education Teacher116,000 RSD
Special Needs Assistant98,500 RSD
Statistics Lecturer187,000 RSD
Student Accounts Coordinator103,000 RSD
Student Development Specialist135,000 RSD
Student Employment Specialist128,000 RSD
Student Services97,300 RSD
Student Support Manager127,000 RSD
Substitute Teacher87,900 RSD
Teacher101,000 RSD
Teacher Aide88,100 RSD
Teacher Trainer140,000 RSD
Training and Development Specialist144,000 RSD
Training Coordinator99,900 RSD
Tutor104,000 RSD
University Teacher195,000 RSD
Vocational Education Teacher109,000 RSD

Teaching / Education Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Serbia

Median and salary distribution Serbia Teaching / Education monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
147,000 RSD or more
10% of people earn
127,000 to 147,000 RSD
20% of people earn
84,700 RSD or less
65% of people earn
84,700 to 127,000 RSD
Minimum Salary
71,300 RSD
133,000 RSD
271,000 RSD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Teaching / Education in Serbia range from 71,300 RSD (starting average salary) to 271,000 RSD (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Teaching / Education is 133,000 RSD, implying that half of the workforce in Serbia earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Teaching / Education in Serbia earn less than 108,000 RSD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 156,000 RSD, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Teaching / Education in Serbia. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 84,700 RSD to 127,000 RSD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 84,700 RSD mark, while 10% ranged from 127,000 RSD to 147,000 RSD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 147,000 RSD or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 in Teaching / Education in Serbia 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.

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.
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?

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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Teaching / Education in Serbia, 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 certificate 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 Serbia costs anywhere from 701,000 RSD to 2,100,000 RSD and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Teaching / Education / Serbia

Salary comparison by gender Serbia Teaching / Education monthly
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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? In the field of Teaching / Education in Serbia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

153,000 RSD
144,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Serbia for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Teaching / Education / Serbia

How much are annual salary increments in Serbia for individuals working in Teaching / Education? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Teaching / Education in Serbia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Serbia 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.

Serbia / 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 rare 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 Serbia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Serbia for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Teaching / Education / Serbia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Serbia Teaching / Education
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54% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 46% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Teaching / Education / Serbia

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

Average Salary 2019
136,000 RSD
Average Salary 2020+3%
139,000 RSD
Average Salary 2021+3%
144,000 RSD
Average Salary 2022+1%
146,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Teaching / Education in Serbia are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Hourly Average Wage / Teaching / Education / Serbia

860 RSD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Teaching / Education in Serbia is 860 RSD.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Teaching / Education in Serbia is 410 RSD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

149,000 RSD
140,000 RSD
Average Salary
Teaching / Education
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Serbia
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belgrade162,000 RSD
Novi Sad155,000 RSD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Serbia is 14% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
131,000 RSD
Public Sector+14%
150,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Teaching / Education in Serbia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 133,000 RSD and 156,000 RSD. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Teaching / Education in Serbia ranges from 108,000 RSD to 156,000 RSD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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