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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Finland 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,980 EUR
( 59,700 EUR yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in Finland typically earns around 4,980 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,380 EUR (lowest average) to 9,070 EUR (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 Advisor4,800 EUR
Academic Coach4,910 EUR
Academic Manager5,430 EUR
Academic Specialist4,410 EUR
Academic Staff3,710 EUR
Accompanist3,990 EUR
Achievement Coach4,750 EUR
Admissions Specialist4,390 EUR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher3,870 EUR
Anthropology Teacher3,940 EUR
Arabic Language Teacher3,730 EUR
Archeology Teacher3,970 EUR
Architecture Teacher4,200 EUR
Archivist3,190 EUR
Art Teacher3,660 EUR
Assistant School Principal4,870 EUR
Assistant Teacher3,270 EUR
Biochemistry Professor 6,560 EUR
Biology Teacher3,700 EUR
Bursary Scheme Manager4,330 EUR
Business Teacher3,920 EUR
Chemistry Teacher3,810 EUR
Child Care Coordinator3,820 EUR
Child Care Worker3,000 EUR
Clinical School Psychologist5,570 EUR
College Aide4,600 EUR
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,250 EUR
College President8,420 EUR
Communications Teacher3,700 EUR
Community Education Officer3,100 EUR
Computer Science Teacher3,690 EUR
Computer Teacher3,720 EUR
Creative Writing Trainer4,380 EUR
Credit Counselor4,500 EUR
Cultural Studies Teacher3,810 EUR
Curriculum Developer5,120 EUR
Curriculum Specialist4,900 EUR
Demonstrator3,560 EUR
Deputy Controller of Examinations4,680 EUR
Director of Learning Technology5,070 EUR
Distance Learning Coordinator4,180 EUR
Economics Lecturer6,300 EUR
Education Administrator4,430 EUR
Education Assistant Director5,000 EUR
Education Assistant Principal3,950 EUR
Education Assistant Professor5,240 EUR
Education Consultant5,270 EUR
Education Coordinator3,960 EUR
Education Counselor4,230 EUR
Education Director6,900 EUR
Education Program Specialist4,810 EUR
Education Researcher5,290 EUR
Education Resource Specialist4,320 EUR
Education Services Facilitator4,440 EUR
Educational Psychologist5,840 EUR
EFL Teacher3,870 EUR
eLearning Trainer3,330 EUR
Elementary School Teacher3,210 EUR
Engineering Lecturer6,310 EUR
Engineering Teacher5,210 EUR
English Teacher3,490 EUR
ESL Teacher3,830 EUR
Faculty Assistant4,630 EUR
Foreign Language Teacher3,320 EUR
GED Teacher3,470 EUR
Geography Teacher3,620 EUR
Head of Mathematics Department5,280 EUR
Head of School6,060 EUR
High School Teacher4,100 EUR
History Teacher4,030 EUR
Infant Teacher2,810 EUR
Instructional Assistant3,800 EUR
Instructor4,210 EUR
Kindergarten Teacher3,150 EUR
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,170 EUR
Law Teacher5,300 EUR
Learning Designer4,750 EUR
Lecturer6,200 EUR
Librarian3,170 EUR
Library Assistant2,470 EUR
Library Director4,560 EUR
Library Specialist3,210 EUR
Life Sciences Teacher3,570 EUR
Math Lecturer6,730 EUR
Mathematics Teacher4,260 EUR
Mentor4,220 EUR
Middle School Teacher3,990 EUR
Music Teacher3,590 EUR
Nursery Manager5,370 EUR
Nursery Worker2,390 EUR
Paraprofessional5,170 EUR
Physical Education Specialist4,340 EUR
Physical Education Teacher3,550 EUR
Physics Teacher 3,960 EUR
Political Science Teacher4,130 EUR
Post Doctoral Researcher6,110 EUR
Preschool Education Administrator4,250 EUR
Preschool Teacher3,010 EUR
Primary School Teacher3,510 EUR
Principal5,210 EUR
Product Specialist4,370 EUR
Professor - Accounting6,740 EUR
Professor - Architecture6,660 EUR
Professor - Biology6,940 EUR
Professor - Business Administration6,580 EUR
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,020 EUR
Professor - Chemistry6,720 EUR
Professor - Civil Engineering6,710 EUR
Professor - Communication6,470 EUR
Professor - Computer Science6,630 EUR
Professor - Dentistry7,430 EUR
Professor - Drama6,650 EUR
Professor - Economics6,990 EUR
Professor - Education6,690 EUR
Professor - Electrical Engineering7,490 EUR
Professor - English6,600 EUR
Professor - Environmental Engineering6,870 EUR
Professor - Foreign Languages6,200 EUR
Professor - Geological Sciences6,900 EUR
Professor - History6,780 EUR
Professor - Industrial Engineering6,540 EUR
Professor - Law7,630 EUR
Professor - Legal Support6,620 EUR
Professor - Liberal Arts6,720 EUR
Professor - Marketing6,510 EUR
Professor - Mathematics7,150 EUR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering7,510 EUR
Professor - Medical Administration7,370 EUR
Professor - Medicine8,070 EUR
Professor - Music6,000 EUR
Professor - Nursing6,630 EUR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences6,800 EUR
Professor - Philosophy6,670 EUR
Professor - Physical Therapy6,810 EUR
Professor - Physics7,570 EUR
Professor - Psychology6,690 EUR
Professor - Rehabilitation6,070 EUR
Professor - Social Work6,400 EUR
Professor - Sociology6,810 EUR
Professor - Special Education6,750 EUR
Psychology Teacher5,760 EUR
Public Management Assistant Professor5,740 EUR
School Counselor5,190 EUR
Science Educator3,780 EUR
Science Laboratory Assistant3,490 EUR
Science Teacher3,790 EUR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher3,980 EUR
Secondary School Teacher3,650 EUR
Special Education Teacher4,110 EUR
Special Needs Assistant3,100 EUR
Statistics Lecturer6,630 EUR
Student Accounts Coordinator3,670 EUR
Student Development Specialist4,440 EUR
Student Employment Specialist4,100 EUR
Student Services3,250 EUR
Student Support Manager4,340 EUR
Substitute Teacher3,120 EUR
Teacher3,250 EUR
Teacher Aide3,070 EUR
Teacher Trainer4,400 EUR
Training and Development Specialist4,720 EUR
Training Coordinator3,540 EUR
Tutor3,840 EUR
University Teacher6,640 EUR
Vocational Education Teacher3,730 EUR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Finland

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

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Finland range from 2,380 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 9,070 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,980 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,980 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,980 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 people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,310 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,310 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 7,020 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,020 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

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?

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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 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 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 Finland 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 Finland who work in Teaching / Education earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,080 EUR
4,870 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Finland for all Careers

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

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

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Finland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Finland 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.

Finland / 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 Finland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Finland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Finland 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 3% to 6% 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 Finland

29 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Finland is 29 EUR. This means that the average person in Finland earns approximately 29 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Finland
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Helsinki5,310 EUR

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 Finland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,580 EUR
Public Sector+5%
4,790 EUR
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