The office of the chief economist of the Ministry of Finance published a weekly report. A new report presented on the official website, among other things, was dedicated to the topical subject of the new academic year topic: the level of salaries of teachers in Israel.
The report shows that attracting the most qualified, educated and gifted teachers in the school system, the basic factor is the starting wage, not increase it as you work.
Over the past ten years teachers ‘ salaries in Israel have risen significantly. Chief economist of the Ministry of Finance, analyzing provided by the Central Bureau of statistics data indicates that the average salary of teachers is growing faster Sredneuralsky wages and significantly exceeds it. He connects this fact with the implementation of the reform, «OFEK Hadash» and «Oz Le Tara», which was held in the educational system in Israel in recent years.
However, in Israel there is a significant gap between beginning teacher salaries and salaries of their colleagues with many years of experience in teaching, and most significant, this difference in primary schools. The reason for this is the significant increase in teachers ‘ salaries in the later stages of his career (over 10 years of teaching). The latest agreement with the «Histadrut» salaries of teachers gradually correcting this discrepancy, and chief economist, in his report indicates that this trend must be followed in future agreements.
The ratio of teachers ‘ salaries to the average salary of persons with education above the average for the OECD countries Israel ranks sixth. The rating is headed by Luxembourg, followed by Greece, Belgium, Finland, Germany and Israel.