A person working in Teaching / Education in Croatia typically earns around 15,700 HRK per month. Salaries range from 7,550 HRK (lowest average) to 28,700 HRK (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||15,000 HRK|
|Academic Coach||15,300 HRK|
|Academic Manager||18,000 HRK|
|Academic Specialist||12,900 HRK|
|Academic Staff||11,800 HRK|
|Achievement Coach||14,800 HRK|
|Admissions Specialist||13,100 HRK|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||11,400 HRK|
|Anthropology Teacher||12,600 HRK|
|Arabic Language Teacher||11,200 HRK|
|Archeology Teacher||13,000 HRK|
|Architecture Teacher||13,500 HRK|
|Art Teacher||11,000 HRK|
|Assistant School Principal||15,600 HRK|
|Assistant Teacher||10,800 HRK|
|Biochemistry Professor||21,600 HRK|
|Biology Teacher||12,900 HRK|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||14,200 HRK|
|Business Teacher||12,600 HRK|
|Chemistry Teacher||11,800 HRK|
|Child Care Coordinator||12,800 HRK|
|Child Care Worker||9,860 HRK|
|Clinical School Psychologist||17,100 HRK|
|College Aide||15,700 HRK|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||15,900 HRK|
|College President||27,200 HRK|
|Communications Teacher||12,900 HRK|
|Community Education Officer||10,800 HRK|
|Computer Science Teacher||12,000 HRK|
|Computer Teacher||11,800 HRK|
|Creative Writing Trainer||14,500 HRK|
|Credit Counselor||15,300 HRK|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||11,800 HRK|
|Curriculum Developer||15,600 HRK|
|Curriculum Specialist||16,500 HRK|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||14,600 HRK|
|Director of Learning Technology||16,000 HRK|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||13,100 HRK|
|Economics Lecturer||21,600 HRK|
|Education Administrator||13,900 HRK|
|Education Assistant Director||16,400 HRK|
|Education Assistant Principal||13,400 HRK|
|Education Assistant Professor||17,600 HRK|
|Education Consultant||16,900 HRK|
|Education Coordinator||12,800 HRK|
|Education Counselor||14,900 HRK|
|Education Director||21,500 HRK|
|Education Program Specialist||14,900 HRK|
|Education Researcher||17,800 HRK|
|Education Resource Specialist||12,900 HRK|
|Education Services Facilitator||14,400 HRK|
|Educational Psychologist||18,600 HRK|
|EFL Teacher||13,100 HRK|
|eLearning Trainer||11,500 HRK|
|Elementary School Teacher||10,100 HRK|
|Engineering Lecturer||19,900 HRK|
|Engineering Teacher||17,200 HRK|
|English Teacher||11,600 HRK|
|ESL Teacher||12,100 HRK|
|Faculty Assistant||15,600 HRK|
|Foreign Language Teacher||11,600 HRK|
|GED Teacher||11,200 HRK|
|Geography Teacher||11,200 HRK|
|Head of Mathematics Department||16,200 HRK|
|Head of School||20,400 HRK|
|High School Teacher||13,100 HRK|
|History Teacher||12,000 HRK|
|Infant Teacher||9,060 HRK|
|Instructional Assistant||13,300 HRK|
|Kindergarten Teacher||9,900 HRK|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||10,300 HRK|
|Law Teacher||17,200 HRK|
|Learning Designer||14,100 HRK|
|Library Assistant||8,430 HRK|
|Library Director||14,200 HRK|
|Library Specialist||10,700 HRK|
|Life Sciences Teacher||12,100 HRK|
|Math Lecturer||21,500 HRK|
|Mathematics Teacher||13,100 HRK|
|Middle School Teacher||13,400 HRK|
|Music Teacher||11,500 HRK|
|Nursery Manager||18,900 HRK|
|Nursery Worker||7,490 HRK|
|Physical Education Specialist||12,800 HRK|
|Physical Education Teacher||10,700 HRK|
|Physics Teacher||13,000 HRK|
|Political Science Teacher||12,500 HRK|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||19,300 HRK|
|Preschool Education Administrator||13,200 HRK|
|Preschool Teacher||10,300 HRK|
|Primary School Teacher||10,900 HRK|
|Product Specialist||13,800 HRK|
|Professor - Accounting||21,400 HRK|
|Professor - Architecture||23,000 HRK|
|Professor - Biology||21,200 HRK|
|Professor - Business Administration||21,800 HRK|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||22,900 HRK|
|Professor - Chemistry||23,700 HRK|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||21,000 HRK|
|Professor - Communication||19,900 HRK|
|Professor - Computer Science||22,100 HRK|
|Professor - Dentistry||22,000 HRK|
|Professor - Drama||21,400 HRK|
|Professor - Economics||22,000 HRK|
|Professor - Education||22,900 HRK|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||22,700 HRK|
|Professor - English||21,700 HRK|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||22,200 HRK|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||21,700 HRK|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||21,500 HRK|
|Professor - History||22,800 HRK|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||21,600 HRK|
|Professor - Law||22,400 HRK|
|Professor - Legal Support||21,100 HRK|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||21,000 HRK|
|Professor - Marketing||22,900 HRK|
|Professor - Mathematics||24,200 HRK|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||22,600 HRK|
|Professor - Medical Administration||24,000 HRK|
|Professor - Medicine||25,800 HRK|
|Professor - Music||20,800 HRK|
|Professor - Nursing||20,400 HRK|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||22,700 HRK|
|Professor - Philosophy||21,900 HRK|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||24,200 HRK|
|Professor - Physics||23,900 HRK|
|Professor - Psychology||20,700 HRK|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||20,400 HRK|
|Professor - Social Work||19,100 HRK|
|Professor - Sociology||22,000 HRK|
|Professor - Special Education||21,400 HRK|
|Psychology Teacher||17,900 HRK|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||18,900 HRK|
|School Counselor||17,400 HRK|
|Science Educator||12,200 HRK|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||11,000 HRK|
|Science Teacher||11,800 HRK|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||12,900 HRK|
|Secondary School Teacher||11,600 HRK|
|Special Education Teacher||12,600 HRK|
|Special Needs Assistant||10,800 HRK|
|Statistics Lecturer||21,500 HRK|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||12,100 HRK|
|Student Development Specialist||15,000 HRK|
|Student Employment Specialist||13,600 HRK|
|Student Services||11,500 HRK|
|Student Support Manager||15,300 HRK|
|Substitute Teacher||9,600 HRK|
|Teacher Aide||9,300 HRK|
|Teacher Trainer||14,900 HRK|
|Training and Development Specialist||16,100 HRK|
|Training Coordinator||10,700 HRK|
|University Teacher||21,500 HRK|
|Vocational Education Teacher||12,300 HRK|
Teaching / Education salaries in Croatia range from 7,550 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 28,700 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 16,900 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 16,900 HRK while the other half are earning more than 16,900 HRK. 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.
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 11,000 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 24,700 HRK while 25% are earning more than 24,700 HRK.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Croatia costs anywhere from 74,200 Croatian Kuna(s) to 223,000 Croatian Kuna(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Croatia who work in Teaching / Education earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Croatia 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.
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.
44% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.