Teachers returning to schools, with the sixth worst paid job in the country

According to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), primary and preschool education professionals have the seventh position at the national level for the lowest paid careers in Mexico.

The data reported to the IMCO indicate that these professionals have an average income of 9,947 pesos throughout the country, ranking only above the sixth worst paid position, occupied by professionals in preschool teacher training, which is nine thousand 952 pesos.

In detail, the IMCO says that the other five positions that are prioritized as the worst paid before teacher training at primary and pre-school level, are others related to the educational issue itself.

In the first position is educational guidance and counseling, which has an average monthly income of 7,874 pesos, and then there are foreign languages, which has an income of 9,101 pesos.

In the other three positions are Social Care Work with an average income of 9,290 pesos, Didactics and Pedagogy with 9,596 pesos, and teacher training for multidisciplinary programs with 9,642 pesos of average monthly income.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of daily life, one of the things that have not changed is the income of this professional category.

This Monday, 70 schools in Coahuila will return to classrooms within the pilot test for the return to face-to-face classes, after just over a year of suspension. From the Southeast Region, 24 schools are initially included, of which 16 are from Saltillo.

In this sense, the authorities insisted that they will be aware of the children’s symptoms, and that they will be very strict with hygiene protocols for the tranquility of all citizens, mainly those involved in the sector.

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