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Greek teachers: Low pay, long hours

Teachers in Greece earn around the lowest salaries among the 15 current EU member states, undercut only by Portugal and Italy. Annual income does not exceed 15,960 euros per year, when in Luxembourg it may reach 47,470 euros yearly, for fewer hours of work (23 against 29 in this country). Apart from Luxembourg, Germany pays teachers the most in the EU, with 36,830 euros per annum, followed by Denmark (34,784 euros) and Ireland (34,129 euros). Across the world, teachers earn significantly higher incomes in Taipei, Taiwan, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Seoul in North Korea, among others, than their counterparts in Athens.