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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Spain 2020

How much money does an Elementary School Teacher make in Spain?

Average Monthly Salary
3,630 EUR
( 43,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Spain typically earns around 3,630 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,960 EUR (lowest) to 5,480 EUR (highest).

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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Spain

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

  • Salary Range

    Elementary School Teacher salaries in Spain range from 1,960 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,480 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,340 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,340 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,340 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 Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 2,390 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,390 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 4,060 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,060 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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Spain Elementary School Teacher
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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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,280 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,880 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 3,790 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, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,460 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 4,940 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 5,250 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Elementary School Teacher average salary change by experience in Spain

0 - 2 Years
2,280 EUR
2 - 5 Years+26%
2,880 EUR
5 - 10 Years+32%
3,790 EUR
10 - 15 Years+18%
4,460 EUR
15 - 20 Years+11%
4,940 EUR
20+ Years+6%
5,250 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Elementary 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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 2,950 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,500 EUR per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Elementary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in Spain

Bachelor's Degree
2,950 EUR
Master's Degree+53%
4,500 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 Spain costs anywhere from 25,100 Euro(s) to 75,200 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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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Spain Elementary 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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Spain earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

3,540 EUR
3,710 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Spain

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

Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher(s) in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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.

Spain / 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 Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Elementary School Teacher
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An Elementary 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.

74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,900 EUR
Public Sector+5%
5,120 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Spain

How are Elementary 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
3,340 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,460 EUR
Average Salary 2018+1%
3,510 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
3,560 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher salaries in Spain 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.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Spain

21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain is 21 EUR. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in Spain earns approximately 21 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.

Elementary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Elementary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Spain
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The average salary for Elementary School Teacher is 30% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Advisor5,610 EUR+55%
Academic Coach5,530 EUR+52%
Academic Manager6,420 EUR+77%
Academic Specialist4,960 EUR+37%
Academic Staff4,350 EUR+20%
Accompanist4,680 EUR+29%
Achievement Coach5,610 EUR+55%
Admissions Specialist4,690 EUR+29%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher4,310 EUR+19%
Anthropology Teacher4,550 EUR+25%
Arabic Language Teacher4,000 EUR+10%
Archeology Teacher4,670 EUR+29%
Architecture Teacher5,050 EUR+39%
Archivist3,890 EUR+7%
Art Teacher4,220 EUR+16%
Assistant School Principal5,800 EUR+60%
Assistant Teacher3,760 EUR+4%
Biochemistry Professor 6,430 EUR+77%
Biology Teacher4,630 EUR+28%
Bursary Scheme Manager5,300 EUR+46%
Business Teacher4,690 EUR+29%
Chemistry Teacher4,460 EUR+23%
Child Care Coordinator4,600 EUR+27%
Child Care Worker3,790 EUR+4%
Clinical School Psychologist6,200 EUR+71%
College Aide5,450 EUR+50%
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,760 EUR+59%
College President8,350 EUR+130%
Communications Teacher4,530 EUR+25%
Community Education Officer3,950 EUR+9%
Computer Science Teacher4,400 EUR+21%
Computer Teacher4,020 EUR+11%
Creative Writing Trainer5,310 EUR+46%
Credit Counselor5,380 EUR+48%
Cultural Studies Teacher4,410 EUR+21%
Curriculum Developer5,580 EUR+54%
Curriculum Specialist5,730 EUR+58%
Demonstrator3,960 EUR+9%
Deputy Controller of Examinations5,280 EUR+45%
Director of Learning Technology5,790 EUR+59%
Distance Learning Coordinator4,930 EUR+36%
Economics Lecturer7,230 EUR+99%
Education Administrator4,870 EUR+34%
Education Assistant Director5,780 EUR+59%
Education Assistant Principal4,830 EUR+33%
Education Assistant Professor5,900 EUR+62%
Education Consultant6,300 EUR+74%
Education Coordinator4,650 EUR+28%
Education Counselor5,090 EUR+40%
Education Director7,530 EUR+110%
Education Program Specialist5,240 EUR+44%
Education Researcher5,890 EUR+62%
Education Resource Specialist4,580 EUR+26%
Education Services Facilitator4,830 EUR+33%
Educational Psychologist6,410 EUR+77%
EFL Teacher4,510 EUR+24%
eLearning Trainer3,880 EUR+7%
Elementary School Teacher3,630 EUR-0%
Engineering Lecturer7,110 EUR+96%
Engineering Teacher6,180 EUR+70%
English Teacher4,270 EUR+18%
ESL Teacher4,470 EUR+23%
Faculty Assistant5,260 EUR+45%
Foreign Language Teacher4,150 EUR+14%
GED Teacher3,930 EUR+8%
Geography Teacher4,040 EUR+11%
Head of Mathematics Department5,570 EUR+53%
Head of School6,700 EUR+85%
High School Teacher4,560 EUR+26%
History Teacher4,290 EUR+18%
Infant Teacher3,330 EUR-8%
Instructional Assistant4,660 EUR+28%
Instructor4,730 EUR+30%
Kindergarten Teacher3,530 EUR-3%
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,550 EUR-2%
Law Teacher6,100 EUR+68%
Learning Designer5,160 EUR+42%
Lecturer6,250 EUR+72%
Librarian3,550 EUR-2%
Library Assistant3,090 EUR-15%
Library Director5,160 EUR+42%
Library Specialist3,920 EUR+8%
Life Sciences Teacher4,390 EUR+21%
Math Lecturer7,260 EUR+100%
Mathematics Teacher4,830 EUR+33%
Mentor5,040 EUR+39%
Middle School Teacher4,680 EUR+29%
Music Teacher4,140 EUR+14%
Nursery Manager6,290 EUR+73%
Nursery Worker2,830 EUR-22%
Paraprofessional5,910 EUR+63%
Physical Education Specialist4,840 EUR+33%
Physical Education Teacher4,140 EUR+14%
Physics Teacher 4,570 EUR+26%
Political Science Teacher4,720 EUR+30%
Post Doctoral Researcher6,440 EUR+77%
Preschool Education Administrator4,670 EUR+29%
Preschool Teacher3,620 EUR-0%
Primary School Teacher4,010 EUR+10%
Principal5,750 EUR+58%
Product Specialist4,760 EUR+31%
Professor - Accounting7,340 EUR+100%
Professor - Architecture7,480 EUR+110%
Professor - Biology7,270 EUR+100%
Professor - Business Administration7,120 EUR+96%
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,790 EUR+110%
Professor - Chemistry7,690 EUR+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering7,180 EUR+98%
Professor - Communication7,150 EUR+97%
Professor - Computer Science7,530 EUR+110%
Professor - Dentistry7,850 EUR+120%
Professor - Drama7,270 EUR+100%
Professor - Economics7,830 EUR+120%
Professor - Education7,740 EUR+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering8,060 EUR+120%
Professor - English7,360 EUR+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering7,870 EUR+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages7,340 EUR+100%
Professor - Geological Sciences7,610 EUR+110%
Professor - History7,690 EUR+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering7,650 EUR+110%
Professor - Law8,290 EUR+130%
Professor - Legal Support7,450 EUR+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts7,780 EUR+110%
Professor - Marketing7,620 EUR+110%
Professor - Mathematics8,490 EUR+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering8,330 EUR+130%
Professor - Medical Administration8,410 EUR+130%
Professor - Medicine8,690 EUR+140%
Professor - Music7,330 EUR+100%
Professor - Nursing6,820 EUR+88%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences7,190 EUR+98%
Professor - Philosophy7,270 EUR+100%
Professor - Physical Therapy7,640 EUR+110%
Professor - Physics7,890 EUR+120%
Professor - Psychology7,220 EUR+99%
Professor - Rehabilitation6,780 EUR+87%
Professor - Social Work6,680 EUR+84%
Professor - Sociology7,290 EUR+100%
Professor - Special Education7,430 EUR+100%
Psychology Teacher6,200 EUR+71%
Public Management Assistant Professor6,380 EUR+76%
School Counselor6,100 EUR+68%
Science Educator4,350 EUR+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant3,800 EUR+5%
Science Teacher4,210 EUR+16%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher4,360 EUR+20%
Secondary School Teacher4,190 EUR+15%
Special Education Teacher4,460 EUR+23%
Special Needs Assistant3,910 EUR+8%
Statistics Lecturer6,950 EUR+91%
Student Accounts Coordinator4,220 EUR+16%
Student Development Specialist5,120 EUR+41%
Student Employment Specialist4,890 EUR+35%
Student Services3,920 EUR+8%
Student Support Manager5,210 EUR+43%
Substitute Teacher3,640 EUR+0%
Teacher3,960 EUR+9%
Teacher Aide3,530 EUR-3%
Teacher Trainer5,380 EUR+48%
Training and Development Specialist5,690 EUR+57%
Training Coordinator4,100 EUR+13%
Tutor4,360 EUR+20%
University Teacher7,030 EUR+94%
Vocational Education Teacher4,330 EUR+19%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona3,840 EUR
Bilbao3,260 EUR
Las Palmas3,290 EUR
Madrid3,860 EUR
Malaga3,730 EUR
Murcia3,700 EUR
Palma de Mallorca3,670 EUR
Sevilla3,790 EUR
Valencia3,820 EUR
Zaragoza3,760 EUR
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