The average salary of teachers in Kazakhstan increased from 67,900 tenge to 99,100 tenge from 2012 to 2016, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan wrote on their Facebook pages.
'We are aware that one of the main criteria for the demand for a teaching profession is the salary. The ministry is making lots of effort to increase salary of teachers. Of course, the teacher's salary is affected by several factors such as his qualifications, work experience', the report says.
From 2012 to 2016 the average monthly salary of teachers grew by 45.9 percent. Between 2012 and 2015, the salaries of Kazakh teachers increased by only 2-7 percent. However, it dramatically jumped by 31.8 percent in 2016.
There is a comparison salaries of teachers around the world. For example, the highest salary for teachers in Mexico is 5.695 dollar, in the second place in Germany with 5.110 dollars. Middle salary packages for teachers in the USA is 3.558 dollar, in Russia is 477 dollar. However, in Kazakhstan, it is the cheapest profession with 300 dollar.