English secondary school headteachers among best paid in the world


School leaders’ pay soars, but teachers’ salaries are falling further behind

Headteachers in England are among the highest-paid in the world, and the gap between school leader and teacher salaries is one of the widest, new analysis has revealed.

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on state secondary school heads’ salaries in 36 countries shows that top earners in England are paid more than £102,000 a year, with only heads in Luxembourg and Mexico receiving more. Heads in England also have one of the highest pay premiums, taking home on average 136% more than secondary school teachers. The average differential across OECD countries is 49%.

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