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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Turkey 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
13,800 TRY
( 165,000 TRY yearly)


A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Turkey typically earns around 13,800 TRY per month. Salaries range from 7,440 TRY (lowest) to 20,800 TRY (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 Turkey

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

  • Salary Range

    Elementary School Teacher salaries in Turkey range from 7,440 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 20,800 TRY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,700 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 12,700 TRY while the other half are earning more than 12,700 TRY. 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 9,050 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 9,050 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 15,400 TRY while 25% are earning more than 15,400 TRY.

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?

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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 8,640 TRY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,900 TRY 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 14,400 TRY 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 16,900 TRY 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 18,700 TRY 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 19,900 TRY per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Elementary School Teacher average salary change by experience in Turkey

0 - 2 Years
8,640 TRY
2 - 5 Years+26%
10,900 TRY
5 - 10 Years+32%
14,400 TRY
10 - 15 Years+18%
16,900 TRY
15 - 20 Years+11%
18,700 TRY
20+ Years+6%
19,900 TRY
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 11,200 TRY per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 17,100 TRY per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Elementary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in Turkey

Bachelor's Degree
11,200 TRY
Master's Degree+53%
17,100 TRY
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 Turkey costs anywhere from 98,700 Turkish Lira(s) to 296,000 Turkish Lira(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 Turkey 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 Turkey earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

12,900 TRY
14,400 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkey

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

Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher(s) in Turkey are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Turkey / 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 Turkey is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Turkey 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 Turkey

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Turkey 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.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% 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 Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
19,200 TRY
Public Sector+5%
20,200 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Turkey

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
12,700 TRY
Average Salary 2017+4%
13,100 TRY
Average Salary 2018+1%
13,300 TRY
Average Salary 2019+2%
13,500 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Elementary School Teacher salaries in Turkey 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 Turkey

79 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 79 TRY. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in Turkey earns approximately 79 TRY 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

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The average salary for Elementary School Teacher is 33% 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 Advisor20,400 TRY+48%
Academic Coach21,700 TRY+58%
Academic Manager23,900 TRY+73%
Academic Specialist18,400 TRY+34%
Academic Staff16,300 TRY+18%
Accompanist16,700 TRY+21%
Achievement Coach21,800 TRY+58%
Admissions Specialist18,700 TRY+36%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher16,900 TRY+23%
Anthropology Teacher17,700 TRY+28%
Arabic Language Teacher16,300 TRY+18%
Archeology Teacher17,700 TRY+28%
Architecture Teacher19,600 TRY+42%
Archivist13,800 TRY+0%
Art Teacher15,500 TRY+13%
Assistant School Principal22,700 TRY+65%
Assistant Teacher14,500 TRY+5%
Biochemistry Professor 24,700 TRY+79%
Biology Teacher16,400 TRY+19%
Bursary Scheme Manager20,100 TRY+46%
Business Teacher16,900 TRY+23%
Chemistry Teacher16,000 TRY+16%
Child Care Coordinator16,900 TRY+23%
Child Care Worker13,900 TRY+1%
Clinical School Psychologist25,100 TRY+82%
College Aide21,600 TRY+57%
College and Career Readiness Specialist23,300 TRY+69%
College President33,300 TRY+140%
Communications Teacher17,200 TRY+25%
Community Education Officer13,800 TRY+0%
Computer Science Teacher16,000 TRY+16%
Computer Teacher15,500 TRY+13%
Creative Writing Trainer18,800 TRY+36%
Credit Counselor20,600 TRY+50%
Cultural Studies Teacher16,400 TRY+19%
Curriculum Developer21,100 TRY+53%
Curriculum Specialist22,200 TRY+61%
Demonstrator14,500 TRY+5%
Deputy Controller of Examinations20,700 TRY+50%
Director of Learning Technology22,700 TRY+65%
Distance Learning Coordinator17,800 TRY+29%
Economics Lecturer27,300 TRY+98%
Education Administrator19,000 TRY+38%
Education Assistant Director22,300 TRY+62%
Education Assistant Principal17,700 TRY+28%
Education Assistant Professor23,500 TRY+71%
Education Consultant24,000 TRY+74%
Education Coordinator18,000 TRY+31%
Education Counselor20,200 TRY+47%
Education Director28,200 TRY+100%
Education Program Specialist21,100 TRY+53%
Education Researcher24,300 TRY+76%
Education Resource Specialist18,900 TRY+37%
Education Services Facilitator18,400 TRY+34%
Educational Psychologist25,400 TRY+84%
EFL Teacher16,600 TRY+20%
eLearning Trainer15,600 TRY+13%
Elementary School Teacher13,800 TRY+0%
Engineering Lecturer28,200 TRY+100%
Engineering Teacher22,900 TRY+66%
English Teacher15,400 TRY+12%
ESL Teacher17,100 TRY+24%
Faculty Assistant20,800 TRY+51%
Foreign Language Teacher15,100 TRY+10%
GED Teacher15,100 TRY+10%
Geography Teacher15,900 TRY+15%
Head of Mathematics Department23,400 TRY+70%
Head of School27,900 TRY+100%
High School Teacher18,200 TRY+32%
History Teacher17,600 TRY+28%
Infant Teacher12,300 TRY-11%
Instructional Assistant17,700 TRY+28%
Instructor18,300 TRY+33%
Kindergarten Teacher13,800 TRY+0%
Language Instructor For Expatriate13,100 TRY-5%
Law Teacher24,100 TRY+75%
Learning Designer19,300 TRY+40%
Lecturer23,500 TRY+71%
Librarian13,100 TRY-5%
Library Assistant11,600 TRY-16%
Library Director20,100 TRY+46%
Library Specialist14,500 TRY+5%
Life Sciences Teacher16,000 TRY+16%
Math Lecturer30,000 TRY+120%
Mathematics Teacher19,200 TRY+39%
Mentor18,600 TRY+35%
Middle School Teacher16,700 TRY+21%
Music Teacher14,900 TRY+8%
Nursery Manager23,700 TRY+72%
Nursery Worker10,000 TRY-27%
Paraprofessional23,600 TRY+71%
Physical Education Specialist18,600 TRY+35%
Physical Education Teacher14,700 TRY+7%
Physics Teacher 16,700 TRY+21%
Political Science Teacher17,600 TRY+28%
Post Doctoral Researcher27,500 TRY+100%
Preschool Education Administrator18,600 TRY+35%
Preschool Teacher13,400 TRY-3%
Primary School Teacher14,300 TRY+4%
Principal21,600 TRY+57%
Product Specialist19,200 TRY+39%
Professor - Accounting29,300 TRY+110%
Professor - Architecture30,400 TRY+120%
Professor - Biology30,000 TRY+120%
Professor - Business Administration29,900 TRY+120%
Professor - Chemical Engineering30,200 TRY+120%
Professor - Chemistry30,400 TRY+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering28,800 TRY+110%
Professor - Communication29,200 TRY+110%
Professor - Computer Science31,300 TRY+130%
Professor - Dentistry30,200 TRY+120%
Professor - Drama28,300 TRY+110%
Professor - Economics31,200 TRY+130%
Professor - Education31,400 TRY+130%
Professor - Electrical Engineering33,300 TRY+140%
Professor - English27,900 TRY+100%
Professor - Environmental Engineering30,500 TRY+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages28,800 TRY+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences30,500 TRY+120%
Professor - History28,400 TRY+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering28,800 TRY+110%
Professor - Law31,900 TRY+130%
Professor - Legal Support29,000 TRY+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts30,900 TRY+120%
Professor - Marketing31,100 TRY+130%
Professor - Mathematics31,200 TRY+130%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering31,100 TRY+130%
Professor - Medical Administration32,000 TRY+130%
Professor - Medicine33,700 TRY+140%
Professor - Music28,700 TRY+110%
Professor - Nursing27,200 TRY+97%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences29,300 TRY+110%
Professor - Philosophy30,200 TRY+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy32,400 TRY+140%
Professor - Physics34,100 TRY+150%
Professor - Psychology28,600 TRY+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation27,200 TRY+97%
Professor - Social Work27,300 TRY+98%
Professor - Sociology30,400 TRY+120%
Professor - Special Education28,600 TRY+110%
Psychology Teacher24,500 TRY+78%
Public Management Assistant Professor24,800 TRY+80%
School Counselor22,900 TRY+66%
Science Educator16,600 TRY+20%
Science Laboratory Assistant14,600 TRY+6%
Science Teacher16,600 TRY+20%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher16,500 TRY+20%
Secondary School Teacher15,500 TRY+13%
Special Education Teacher17,800 TRY+29%
Special Needs Assistant14,100 TRY+2%
Statistics Lecturer28,100 TRY+100%
Student Accounts Coordinator15,900 TRY+15%
Student Development Specialist19,100 TRY+39%
Student Employment Specialist18,500 TRY+34%
Student Services14,700 TRY+7%
Student Support Manager20,700 TRY+50%
Substitute Teacher14,100 TRY+2%
Teacher14,400 TRY+5%
Teacher Aide13,600 TRY-1%
Teacher Trainer19,200 TRY+39%
Training and Development Specialist21,100 TRY+53%
Training Coordinator15,000 TRY+9%
Tutor16,700 TRY+21%
University Teacher27,500 TRY+100%
Vocational Education Teacher15,800 TRY+15%

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