Almeria teachers earn ‘€1,000 less than national average’

EARNING: Teachers in Almeria and Andalucia reportedly earn €1,000 less than the national average. ©Shutterstock

TEACHERS in Almeria reportedly earn €1,000 less than the Spanish average, according to a new report.

The report, created by the Comisiones Obreras, states that when a teacher begins in Almeria, and Andalucia as well, they are potentially earning €1,000 less per year than the Spanish national average.

In addition, the report claims that Almerian teaches earn €1,500 less than teachers in Cantabria, €3,000 less than those in Navarra and almost €4,000 less than those in the Basque Country.

And secondary school teachers the gap increases to €1,200 less than the national average; €2,000 less than the Castillan-La Mancha, €5,000 less than the Navarrese and €6,000 less than the Basques.

According to reports salaries have decreased by just over 4 per cent since 2009.

General Secretary of the Provincial Union of Education in Almeria, Juan Pallares, explained to  Spanish media that since 2009 teachers from Almeria have “suffered a minimum average loss of purchasing power of 17 percent in our salary, both by cuts in Central and regional government as per the growth experienced in this time by the IPC .”