A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Hungary typically earns around 366,000 HUF per month. Salaries range from 175,000 HUF (lowest) to 574,000 HUF (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Secondary School Teacher salaries in Hungary range from 175,000 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 574,000 HUF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 380,000 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 380,000 HUF while the other half are earning more than 380,000 HUF. 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 250,000 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 250,000 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 496,000 HUF while 25% are earning more than 496,000 HUF.
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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 205,000 HUF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 291,000 HUF per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 383,000 HUF per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 470,000 HUF per month, 23% 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 500,000 HUF per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 548,000 HUF per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 323,000 HUF per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 462,000 HUF per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Hungary costs anywhere from 2,470,000 Forint(s) to 7,400,000 Forint(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 Secondary School Teacher employees in Hungary earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Secondary School Teacher(s) in Hungary are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 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 Hungary 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.
A Secondary 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.
70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Hungary earn 9% 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 Secondary School Teacher is 30% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||480,000 HUF||+31%|
|Academic Coach||492,000 HUF||+35%|
|Academic Manager||572,000 HUF||+56%|
|Academic Specialist||431,000 HUF||+18%|
|Academic Staff||372,000 HUF||+2%|
|Achievement Coach||487,000 HUF||+33%|
|Admissions Specialist||418,000 HUF||+14%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||397,000 HUF||+9%|
|Anthropology Teacher||385,000 HUF||+5%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||383,000 HUF||+5%|
|Archeology Teacher||387,000 HUF||+6%|
|Architecture Teacher||420,000 HUF||+15%|
|Art Teacher||349,000 HUF||-5%|
|Assistant School Principal||487,000 HUF||+33%|
|Assistant Teacher||319,000 HUF||-13%|
|Biochemistry Professor||656,000 HUF||+79%|
|Biology Teacher||380,000 HUF||+4%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||433,000 HUF||+18%|
|Business Teacher||422,000 HUF||+15%|
|Chemistry Teacher||363,000 HUF||-1%|
|Child Care Coordinator||373,000 HUF||+2%|
|Child Care Worker||300,000 HUF||-18%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||585,000 HUF||+60%|
|College Aide||497,000 HUF||+36%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||525,000 HUF||+44%|
|College President||865,000 HUF||+140%|
|Communications Teacher||399,000 HUF||+9%|
|Community Education Officer||319,000 HUF||-13%|
|Computer Science Teacher||369,000 HUF||+1%|
|Computer Teacher||391,000 HUF||+7%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||473,000 HUF||+29%|
|Credit Counselor||497,000 HUF||+36%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||391,000 HUF||+7%|
|Curriculum Developer||500,000 HUF||+37%|
|Curriculum Specialist||516,000 HUF||+41%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||469,000 HUF||+28%|
|Director of Learning Technology||533,000 HUF||+46%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||418,000 HUF||+14%|
|Economics Lecturer||663,000 HUF||+81%|
|Education Administrator||455,000 HUF||+24%|
|Education Assistant Director||488,000 HUF||+34%|
|Education Assistant Principal||406,000 HUF||+11%|
|Education Assistant Professor||538,000 HUF||+47%|
|Education Consultant||541,000 HUF||+48%|
|Education Coordinator||407,000 HUF||+11%|
|Education Counselor||446,000 HUF||+22%|
|Education Director||673,000 HUF||+84%|
|Education Program Specialist||519,000 HUF||+42%|
|Education Researcher||585,000 HUF||+60%|
|Education Resource Specialist||444,000 HUF||+21%|
|Education Services Facilitator||467,000 HUF||+28%|
|Educational Psychologist||630,000 HUF||+72%|
|EFL Teacher||387,000 HUF||+6%|
|eLearning Trainer||359,000 HUF||-2%|
|Elementary School Teacher||329,000 HUF||-10%|
|Engineering Lecturer||664,000 HUF||+82%|
|Engineering Teacher||548,000 HUF||+50%|
|English Teacher||368,000 HUF||+1%|
|ESL Teacher||403,000 HUF||+10%|
|Faculty Assistant||475,000 HUF||+30%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||367,000 HUF||+0%|
|GED Teacher||347,000 HUF||-5%|
|Geography Teacher||390,000 HUF||+7%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||529,000 HUF||+45%|
|Head of School||670,000 HUF||+83%|
|High School Teacher||431,000 HUF||+18%|
|History Teacher||413,000 HUF||+13%|
|Infant Teacher||288,000 HUF||-21%|
|Instructional Assistant||411,000 HUF||+12%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||315,000 HUF||-14%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||334,000 HUF||-9%|
|Law Teacher||544,000 HUF||+49%|
|Learning Designer||476,000 HUF||+30%|
|Library Assistant||266,000 HUF||-27%|
|Library Director||457,000 HUF||+25%|
|Library Specialist||330,000 HUF||-10%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||366,000 HUF||+0%|
|Math Lecturer||708,000 HUF||+94%|
|Mathematics Teacher||448,000 HUF||+23%|
|Middle School Teacher||409,000 HUF||+12%|
|Music Teacher||378,000 HUF||+3%|
|Nursery Manager||551,000 HUF||+51%|
|Nursery Worker||228,000 HUF||-38%|
|Physical Education Specialist||414,000 HUF||+13%|
|Physical Education Teacher||347,000 HUF||-5%|
|Physics Teacher||407,000 HUF||+11%|
|Political Science Teacher||394,000 HUF||+8%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||597,000 HUF||+63%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||458,000 HUF||+25%|
|Preschool Teacher||309,000 HUF||-15%|
|Primary School Teacher||342,000 HUF||-6%|
|Product Specialist||438,000 HUF||+20%|
|Professor - Accounting||727,000 HUF||+99%|
|Professor - Architecture||737,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Biology||712,000 HUF||+95%|
|Professor - Business Administration||692,000 HUF||+89%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||757,000 HUF||+110%|
|Professor - Chemistry||744,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||688,000 HUF||+88%|
|Professor - Communication||681,000 HUF||+86%|
|Professor - Computer Science||715,000 HUF||+96%|
|Professor - Dentistry||744,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Drama||683,000 HUF||+87%|
|Professor - Economics||735,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Education||722,000 HUF||+98%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||750,000 HUF||+110%|
|Professor - English||678,000 HUF||+85%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||723,000 HUF||+98%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||669,000 HUF||+83%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||691,000 HUF||+89%|
|Professor - History||696,000 HUF||+90%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||688,000 HUF||+88%|
|Professor - Law||745,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Legal Support||662,000 HUF||+81%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||690,000 HUF||+89%|
|Professor - Marketing||686,000 HUF||+88%|
|Professor - Mathematics||752,000 HUF||+110%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||733,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||738,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Medicine||828,000 HUF||+130%|
|Professor - Music||631,000 HUF||+73%|
|Professor - Nursing||647,000 HUF||+77%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||680,000 HUF||+86%|
|Professor - Philosophy||685,000 HUF||+87%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||717,000 HUF||+96%|
|Professor - Physics||739,000 HUF||+100%|
|Professor - Psychology||669,000 HUF||+83%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||622,000 HUF||+70%|
|Professor - Social Work||610,000 HUF||+67%|
|Professor - Sociology||665,000 HUF||+82%|
|Professor - Special Education||675,000 HUF||+85%|
|Psychology Teacher||576,000 HUF||+58%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||574,000 HUF||+57%|
|School Counselor||506,000 HUF||+38%|
|Science Educator||388,000 HUF||+6%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||367,000 HUF||+0%|
|Science Teacher||409,000 HUF||+12%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||419,000 HUF||+15%|
|Secondary School Teacher||366,000 HUF||+0%|
|Special Education Teacher||422,000 HUF||+15%|
|Special Needs Assistant||343,000 HUF||-6%|
|Statistics Lecturer||680,000 HUF||+86%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||367,000 HUF||+0%|
|Student Development Specialist||444,000 HUF||+21%|
|Student Employment Specialist||420,000 HUF||+15%|
|Student Services||360,000 HUF||-2%|
|Student Support Manager||457,000 HUF||+25%|
|Substitute Teacher||329,000 HUF||-10%|
|Teacher Aide||307,000 HUF||-16%|
|Teacher Trainer||463,000 HUF||+27%|
|Training and Development Specialist||485,000 HUF||+33%|
|Training Coordinator||337,000 HUF||-8%|
|University Teacher||698,000 HUF||+91%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||383,000 HUF||+5%|