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KSH: Wages of High School Teachers Among Lowest in their Category

Júlia Tar 2021.09.28.

Ministers, state secretaries, deputies, and sports professionals earn the most in Hungary, according to the Central Statistical Office’s (KSH) data. High school teachers earn less than railroad workers or fertilizer mixers, 24.hu reports.

The Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) updated its occupation-level earnings statistics a few months ago.

On average, you can earn just over HUF 200,000 (EUR 556) less (HUF 573,000 (EUR 159) gross) in jobs that require higher education and self-employment. Teachers also belong to this category: last year, teachers at universities and colleges earned an average of HUF 567,481 (EUR 1,578),  while secondary school teachers earned an average of HUF 415,396 (EUR 1,155). However, there are also people in this category who earn a gross salary of over one million HUF (EUR 2,782), such as judges or alternative medicine practitioners (e.g. traditional Chinese medicine practitioners or naturopaths).

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The average gross salary is highest among those in managerial positions- nearly HUF 800,000 (EUR 2,225). Legislators, ministers, and state secretaries also stand out in this category with average salaries of HUF 1.5 million (EUR 4,173) last year. Gross salaries above one million forints are also paid to heads of finance or IT and telecommunication units, but also to HR and marketing managers.

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The average wage for other occupations requiring higher or secondary education is HUF 462,000 (EUR 1,285). The three occupations with the highest average gross earnings are air traffic controllers, with an average of two million forints per month (EUR 5,563), 1.3 million for athletes (EUR 3,617), and 1.17 million (EUR 3,255) for stockbrokers, financial agents, and brokers.

Reed and grass processors, broom and brush makers are paid the least amount of money: HUF 119,000 (EUR 331).

The full list of wages can be read here.

Source: 24.hu

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