Graph of the Week


Aug. 31, 2017

Male teachers earn less and female teachers earn more, on average, than their counterparts with an academic degree.

Compared to others who have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Israel’s work force, male teachers still earn much less than their counterparts with academic degrees – 27% less in 2013. Although female teachers have lower average salaries than male teachers, they earned 13% more than their female academic peers in 2013. One of the most influential factors explaining the difference in average wages between the genders is differences in field of study and occupations pursued by men and women.

With regard to teacher salaries specifically, the real wages of teachers in primary school education in Israel rose by 26% from 2005 to 2013, the wages of middle school teachers rose by 19%, and of high school teachers by 10% – a significant improvement in comparison to the development in wages in other OECD countries.average monthly teacher wage 2


Recent Posts

Meet Jim Angell, the Taub Center’s New Chair of the Board


With expertise and passion for environmental conservation, Jim Angell has years of experience supporting efforts to protect global landscapes and

Read more >
  • Taub Center Staff

The Education Ministry Tango: Reducing Learning and Social Gaps through Affirmative Action


My lecture’s odd name derives from the great similarity between Israeli government policy on learning and social gaps – “two

Read more >
  • Nachum Blass

Initial thoughts on the discussion about reforming secondary education in Israel


At first glance, it appears that in the interview in TheMarker (June 27th, 2021) given by Ran Erez, the Chairman

Read more >
  • Nachum Blass

The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the education system: First impressions


Prof. Andreas Schleicher is the Director for Education and Skills and Special Adviser on Education Policy to the Secretary General

Read more >
  • Taub Center Staff