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Teachers’ Salaries: Stagnation and Dissatisfaction

Tatiana Klyachko – Director of the Center for Economics Continues Education, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Galina Tokareva – Research fellow of the Center for Economics Continues Education, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since 2012, the average salary of school teachers has been increasing. In accordance with Presidential Executive Order No 597 of 7 May 2012, by the end of that year it was to be raised so as to match the average wage level in each given region. However, 5 years later this still has not actually happened. In 2017, almost 60% of school teachers have been dissatisfied with the level of their earnings.

Key words: May Presidential Decrees, school education, teachers, average teachers’ wages, average wage in a region, teachers’ social sentiment.