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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Chile 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
1,980,000 CLP
( 23,800,000 CLP yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Chile typically earns around 1,980,000 CLP per month. Salaries range from 950,000 CLP (lowest average) to 3,610,000 CLP (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 Advisor1,910,000 CLP
Academic Coach2,040,000 CLP
Academic Manager2,340,000 CLP
Academic Specialist1,670,000 CLP
Academic Staff1,510,000 CLP
Accompanist1,600,000 CLP
Achievement Coach1,870,000 CLP
Admissions Specialist1,750,000 CLP
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,500,000 CLP
Anthropology Teacher1,620,000 CLP
Arabic Language Teacher1,500,000 CLP
Archeology Teacher1,600,000 CLP
Architecture Teacher1,810,000 CLP
Archivist1,390,000 CLP
Art Teacher1,520,000 CLP
Assistant School Principal2,100,000 CLP
Assistant Teacher1,370,000 CLP
Biochemistry Professor 2,780,000 CLP
Biology Teacher1,550,000 CLP
Bursary Scheme Manager1,830,000 CLP
Business Teacher1,710,000 CLP
Chemistry Teacher1,550,000 CLP
Child Care Coordinator1,510,000 CLP
Child Care Worker1,270,000 CLP
Clinical School Psychologist2,310,000 CLP
College Aide2,010,000 CLP
College and Career Readiness Specialist2,010,000 CLP
College President3,460,000 CLP
Communications Teacher1,580,000 CLP
Community Education Officer1,300,000 CLP
Computer Science Teacher1,470,000 CLP
Computer Teacher1,480,000 CLP
Creative Writing Trainer1,870,000 CLP
Credit Counselor1,940,000 CLP
Cultural Studies Teacher1,560,000 CLP
Curriculum Developer1,980,000 CLP
Curriculum Specialist1,950,000 CLP
Demonstrator1,390,000 CLP
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,940,000 CLP
Director of Learning Technology2,060,000 CLP
Distance Learning Coordinator1,660,000 CLP
Economics Lecturer2,770,000 CLP
Education Administrator1,710,000 CLP
Education Assistant Director2,010,000 CLP
Education Assistant Principal1,690,000 CLP
Education Assistant Professor2,150,000 CLP
Education Consultant2,250,000 CLP
Education Coordinator1,590,000 CLP
Education Counselor1,830,000 CLP
Education Director2,890,000 CLP
Education Program Specialist2,050,000 CLP
Education Researcher2,190,000 CLP
Education Resource Specialist1,740,000 CLP
Education Services Facilitator1,730,000 CLP
Educational Psychologist2,450,000 CLP
EFL Teacher1,570,000 CLP
eLearning Trainer1,370,000 CLP
Elementary School Teacher1,240,000 CLP
Engineering Lecturer2,560,000 CLP
Engineering Teacher2,250,000 CLP
English Teacher1,510,000 CLP
ESL Teacher1,560,000 CLP
Faculty Assistant1,900,000 CLP
Foreign Language Teacher1,400,000 CLP
GED Teacher1,470,000 CLP
Geography Teacher1,550,000 CLP
Head of Mathematics Department2,110,000 CLP
Head of School2,510,000 CLP
High School Teacher1,730,000 CLP
History Teacher1,620,000 CLP
Infant Teacher1,150,000 CLP
Instructional Assistant1,630,000 CLP
Instructor1,760,000 CLP
Kindergarten Teacher1,230,000 CLP
Language Instructor For Expatriate1,240,000 CLP
Law Teacher2,130,000 CLP
Learning Designer1,860,000 CLP
Lecturer2,630,000 CLP
Librarian1,240,000 CLP
Library Assistant1,080,000 CLP
Library Director1,890,000 CLP
Library Specialist1,400,000 CLP
Life Sciences Teacher1,530,000 CLP
Math Lecturer2,850,000 CLP
Mathematics Teacher1,770,000 CLP
Mentor1,660,000 CLP
Middle School Teacher1,600,000 CLP
Music Teacher1,490,000 CLP
Nursery Manager2,340,000 CLP
Nursery Worker916,000 CLP
Paraprofessional2,100,000 CLP
Physical Education Specialist1,660,000 CLP
Physical Education Teacher1,460,000 CLP
Physics Teacher 1,630,000 CLP
Political Science Teacher1,710,000 CLP
Post Doctoral Researcher2,410,000 CLP
Preschool Education Administrator1,810,000 CLP
Preschool Teacher1,340,000 CLP
Primary School Teacher1,470,000 CLP
Principal2,270,000 CLP
Product Specialist1,710,000 CLP
Professor - Accounting2,820,000 CLP
Professor - Architecture2,710,000 CLP
Professor - Biology2,740,000 CLP
Professor - Business Administration2,780,000 CLP
Professor - Chemical Engineering2,880,000 CLP
Professor - Chemistry2,960,000 CLP
Professor - Civil Engineering2,590,000 CLP
Professor - Communication2,680,000 CLP
Professor - Computer Science2,670,000 CLP
Professor - Dentistry2,900,000 CLP
Professor - Drama2,790,000 CLP
Professor - Economics2,840,000 CLP
Professor - Education2,920,000 CLP
Professor - Electrical Engineering2,870,000 CLP
Professor - English2,710,000 CLP
Professor - Environmental Engineering2,740,000 CLP
Professor - Foreign Languages2,650,000 CLP
Professor - Geological Sciences2,860,000 CLP
Professor - History2,730,000 CLP
Professor - Industrial Engineering2,820,000 CLP
Professor - Law2,890,000 CLP
Professor - Legal Support2,690,000 CLP
Professor - Liberal Arts2,650,000 CLP
Professor - Marketing2,810,000 CLP
Professor - Mathematics3,020,000 CLP
Professor - Mechanical Engineering3,080,000 CLP
Professor - Medical Administration2,940,000 CLP
Professor - Medicine3,450,000 CLP
Professor - Music2,490,000 CLP
Professor - Nursing2,670,000 CLP
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences2,650,000 CLP
Professor - Philosophy2,790,000 CLP
Professor - Physical Therapy3,060,000 CLP
Professor - Physics2,980,000 CLP
Professor - Psychology2,830,000 CLP
Professor - Rehabilitation2,490,000 CLP
Professor - Social Work2,550,000 CLP
Professor - Sociology2,630,000 CLP
Professor - Special Education2,800,000 CLP
Psychology Teacher2,390,000 CLP
Public Management Assistant Professor2,380,000 CLP
School Counselor2,050,000 CLP
Science Educator1,550,000 CLP
Science Laboratory Assistant1,390,000 CLP
Science Teacher1,620,000 CLP
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,550,000 CLP
Secondary School Teacher1,520,000 CLP
Special Education Teacher1,620,000 CLP
Special Needs Assistant1,310,000 CLP
Statistics Lecturer2,610,000 CLP
Student Accounts Coordinator1,520,000 CLP
Student Development Specialist1,800,000 CLP
Student Employment Specialist1,790,000 CLP
Student Services1,430,000 CLP
Student Support Manager1,880,000 CLP
Substitute Teacher1,290,000 CLP
Teacher1,420,000 CLP
Teacher Aide1,170,000 CLP
Teacher Trainer1,860,000 CLP
Training and Development Specialist2,020,000 CLP
Training Coordinator1,470,000 CLP
Tutor1,450,000 CLP
University Teacher2,590,000 CLP
Vocational Education Teacher1,530,000 CLP

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Chile

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

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Chile range from 950,000 CLP per month (minimum average salary) to 3,610,000 CLP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,100,000 CLP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 2,100,000 CLP while the other half are earning more than 2,100,000 CLP. 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 1,370,000 CLP while 75% of them are earning more than 1,370,000 CLP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,030,000 CLP while 25% are earning more than 3,030,000 CLP.

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.
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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 Chile costs anywhere from 9,340,000 Chilean Peso(s) to 28,000,000 Chilean Peso(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 Chile 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 Chile who work in Teaching / Education earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,070,000 CLP
1,910,000 CLP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Chile for all Careers

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

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

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Chile are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Chile 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.

Chile / 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 Chile is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Chile for the year 2020. 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 Chile

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

46% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Chile

11,400 CLP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Chile is 11,400 CLP. This means that the average person in Chile earns approximately 11,400 CLP 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 Chile
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antofagasta2,110,000 CLP
Concepcion1,860,000 CLP
La Florida2,170,000 CLP
Las Condes2,010,000 CLP
Maipu2,210,000 CLP
Penalolen1,890,000 CLP
Puente Alto2,250,000 CLP
Rancagua1,830,000 CLP
San Bernardo1,970,000 CLP
Santiago2,310,000 CLP
Temuco1,950,000 CLP
Valparaiso2,070,000 CLP
Vina del Mar2,150,000 CLP

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 Chile earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,820,000 CLP
Public Sector+7%
1,950,000 CLP
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