A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Finland typically earns around 3,210 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,700 EUR (lowest) to 4,880 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 salaries in Finland range from 1,700 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,880 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,020 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,020 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,020 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.
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 2,120 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,120 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,710 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,710 EUR.
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 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 1,950 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,400 EUR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,400 EUR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,970 EUR per month, 17% 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 4,370 EUR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,620 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 2,210 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,270 EUR per month, 94% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Finland costs anywhere from 23,400 Euro(s) to 70,300 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.
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 Finland earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.
Elementary School Teacher(s) in Finland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 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 Finland 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.
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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.
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 Elementary School Teacher is 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||4,800 EUR||+50%|
|Academic Coach||4,910 EUR||+53%|
|Academic Manager||5,430 EUR||+69%|
|Academic Specialist||4,410 EUR||+37%|
|Academic Staff||3,710 EUR||+16%|
|Achievement Coach||4,750 EUR||+48%|
|Admissions Specialist||4,390 EUR||+37%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||3,870 EUR||+21%|
|Anthropology Teacher||3,940 EUR||+23%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||3,730 EUR||+16%|
|Archeology Teacher||3,970 EUR||+24%|
|Architecture Teacher||4,200 EUR||+31%|
|Art Teacher||3,660 EUR||+14%|
|Assistant School Principal||4,870 EUR||+52%|
|Assistant Teacher||3,270 EUR||+2%|
|Biochemistry Professor||6,560 EUR||+100%|
|Biology Teacher||3,700 EUR||+15%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||4,330 EUR||+35%|
|Business Teacher||3,920 EUR||+22%|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,810 EUR||+19%|
|Child Care Coordinator||3,820 EUR||+19%|
|Child Care Worker||3,000 EUR||-6%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||5,570 EUR||+74%|
|College Aide||4,600 EUR||+43%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||5,250 EUR||+64%|
|College President||8,420 EUR||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||3,700 EUR||+15%|
|Community Education Officer||3,100 EUR||-3%|
|Computer Science Teacher||3,690 EUR||+15%|
|Computer Teacher||3,720 EUR||+16%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||4,380 EUR||+37%|
|Credit Counselor||4,500 EUR||+40%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||3,810 EUR||+19%|
|Curriculum Developer||5,120 EUR||+60%|
|Curriculum Specialist||4,900 EUR||+53%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||4,680 EUR||+46%|
|Director of Learning Technology||5,070 EUR||+58%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||4,180 EUR||+30%|
|Economics Lecturer||6,300 EUR||+96%|
|Education Administrator||4,430 EUR||+38%|
|Education Assistant Director||5,000 EUR||+56%|
|Education Assistant Principal||3,950 EUR||+23%|
|Education Assistant Professor||5,240 EUR||+63%|
|Education Consultant||5,270 EUR||+64%|
|Education Coordinator||3,960 EUR||+23%|
|Education Counselor||4,230 EUR||+32%|
|Education Director||6,900 EUR||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||4,810 EUR||+50%|
|Education Researcher||5,290 EUR||+65%|
|Education Resource Specialist||4,320 EUR||+35%|
|Education Services Facilitator||4,440 EUR||+38%|
|Educational Psychologist||5,840 EUR||+82%|
|EFL Teacher||3,870 EUR||+21%|
|eLearning Trainer||3,330 EUR||+4%|
|Elementary School Teacher||3,210 EUR||+0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||6,310 EUR||+97%|
|Engineering Teacher||5,210 EUR||+62%|
|English Teacher||3,490 EUR||+9%|
|ESL Teacher||3,830 EUR||+19%|
|Faculty Assistant||4,630 EUR||+44%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||3,320 EUR||+3%|
|GED Teacher||3,470 EUR||+8%|
|Geography Teacher||3,620 EUR||+13%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||5,280 EUR||+65%|
|Head of School||6,060 EUR||+89%|
|High School Teacher||4,100 EUR||+28%|
|History Teacher||4,030 EUR||+26%|
|Infant Teacher||2,810 EUR||-12%|
|Instructional Assistant||3,800 EUR||+18%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||3,150 EUR||-2%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||3,170 EUR||-1%|
|Law Teacher||5,300 EUR||+65%|
|Learning Designer||4,750 EUR||+48%|
|Library Assistant||2,470 EUR||-23%|
|Library Director||4,560 EUR||+42%|
|Library Specialist||3,210 EUR||+0%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||3,570 EUR||+11%|
|Math Lecturer||6,730 EUR||+110%|
|Mathematics Teacher||4,260 EUR||+33%|
|Middle School Teacher||3,990 EUR||+24%|
|Music Teacher||3,590 EUR||+12%|
|Nursery Manager||5,370 EUR||+67%|
|Nursery Worker||2,390 EUR||-25%|
|Physical Education Specialist||4,340 EUR||+35%|
|Physical Education Teacher||3,550 EUR||+11%|
|Physics Teacher||3,960 EUR||+23%|
|Political Science Teacher||4,130 EUR||+29%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||6,110 EUR||+90%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||4,250 EUR||+32%|
|Preschool Teacher||3,010 EUR||-6%|
|Primary School Teacher||3,510 EUR||+9%|
|Product Specialist||4,370 EUR||+36%|
|Professor - Accounting||6,740 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||6,660 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||6,940 EUR||+120%|
|Professor - Business Administration||6,580 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||7,020 EUR||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||6,720 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||6,710 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||6,470 EUR||+100%|
|Professor - Computer Science||6,630 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||7,430 EUR||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||6,650 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Economics||6,990 EUR||+120%|
|Professor - Education||6,690 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||7,490 EUR||+130%|
|Professor - English||6,600 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||6,870 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||6,200 EUR||+93%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||6,900 EUR||+120%|
|Professor - History||6,780 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||6,540 EUR||+100%|
|Professor - Law||7,630 EUR||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||6,620 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||6,720 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||6,510 EUR||+100%|
|Professor - Mathematics||7,150 EUR||+120%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||7,510 EUR||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||7,370 EUR||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||8,070 EUR||+150%|
|Professor - Music||6,000 EUR||+87%|
|Professor - Nursing||6,630 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||6,800 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||6,670 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||6,810 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Physics||7,570 EUR||+140%|
|Professor - Psychology||6,690 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||6,070 EUR||+89%|
|Professor - Social Work||6,400 EUR||+100%|
|Professor - Sociology||6,810 EUR||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||6,750 EUR||+110%|
|Psychology Teacher||5,760 EUR||+80%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||5,740 EUR||+79%|
|School Counselor||5,190 EUR||+62%|
|Science Educator||3,780 EUR||+18%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||3,490 EUR||+9%|
|Science Teacher||3,790 EUR||+18%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||3,980 EUR||+24%|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,650 EUR||+14%|
|Special Education Teacher||4,110 EUR||+28%|
|Special Needs Assistant||3,100 EUR||-3%|
|Statistics Lecturer||6,630 EUR||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||3,670 EUR||+14%|
|Student Development Specialist||4,440 EUR||+38%|
|Student Employment Specialist||4,100 EUR||+28%|
|Student Services||3,250 EUR||+1%|
|Student Support Manager||4,340 EUR||+35%|
|Substitute Teacher||3,120 EUR||-3%|
|Teacher Aide||3,070 EUR||-4%|
|Teacher Trainer||4,400 EUR||+37%|
|Training and Development Specialist||4,720 EUR||+47%|
|Training Coordinator||3,540 EUR||+10%|
|University Teacher||6,640 EUR||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||3,730 EUR||+16%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Finland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.