The salary level of teachers in the Czech Republic and its impacts
|Author:||Bc. Kateřina Kinzlová|
|Year:||2018 - summer|
|Leaders:|| Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||The aim of the present paper is to examine the salary level of teachers in the Czech
Republic and its possible impacts on the teaching workforce.
It has been shown that teacher salaries are substantially lower than salaries of similarly
educated workers in the Czech Republic and are among the lowest in the European Union.
Because of the strong link between salary level and profession’s attractiveness to young
graduates, there have been concerns about low interest in the teaching profession and the high
dropout rate for young teachers.
Using most up-to-date data available, the paper shows that there has been positive
development in teacher salaries in recent years, but that the raise is of a similar scale as that in
other areas. The paper builds up an analysis of the dropout rate for young teachers based on
data on the teaching workforce.
The paper finds that the dropout rate is very significant and may result in teacher
shortages in the near future. The current data on teacher salaries highlights the importance of
their improvement as a major factor of change in order to increase the attractiveness of the