The City Government decided to raise the minimum rates of pay for employees of the institutions managed by the Tallinn Education Department.
Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev noted that the city highly
appreciates the contribution of its educational staff. "We
consider it important that teachers and other educators should
feel valued," said Belobrovtsev. “In January, we met with the
directors of Tallinn's schools, hobby schools and
kindergartens, the Estonian Education Personnel Union and the
Education Department and agreed upon salary increases, which
the city government approved today. The salaries of teachers in
schools and vocational schools, kindergarten teachers with a
master's degree, support specialists and principals will rise
starting from January," noted the Deputy Mayor.
The minimum wage for a teacher in a general education or
vocational training institution and for support specialists
will be raised to 1,315€ from January 1st, as well as for
kindergarten teachers who have obtained a master's degree or
are equally qualified.
The minimum wage for directors of general education
institutions will increase by 5%. Depending on the number of
students in a particular school, from 1,890€ to EUR 2,520€ per
month. The minimum salary of the headmaster of special schools
(Tallinn Kadaka Basic School, Ristiku Basic School, etc.) will
increase to 2,100€. The directors' remuneration is covered by
education subsidies from the state budget.
In September, the salaries of all kindergarten teachers, hobby
school teachers and the teacher assistants will be raised. "For
14 years, the city has kept kindergarten teachers' salaries at
the same level as the school teachers’, indicating that this is
indeed a high priority for the us," Belobrovtsev said. “In
September this year, salaries of kindergarten teachers and
hobby school teachers will increase to 1,315€. However, I am
particularly pleased with the 13% raise of the salary of the
assistant teachers which will be 750€ starting from September.
The resources needed to do this are planned in the 2020 city