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How much a math teacher earns in Brasil

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If Algebra and Geometry in basic education are already causing nightmares in some students, in others they arouse the desire to learn and delve even further into formulas and numbers. That’s where the higher degree in Mathematics comes in.

Anyone who chooses to venture into a degree course has to be good in the field of action, but also needs to have a passion for the classroom. Although the teaching profession is not one of the best paid, it is undoubtedly among those with the highest employability rate in the country.

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If you want to start your career as a Mathematics teacher, you must attend at least a degree in the area. Once this is done, you will be able to teach for elementary and high school. Further on, if you choose to do a Masters/Doctorate, you will also be able to teach for higher education.

As you will see below, the salary of a Mathematics teacher varies mainly according to their level of education. The salary base of the teacher who teaches for higher education, for example, is much higher than that of the one who teaches elementary or high school.

What are the activities performed by a Mathematics teacher?

Teachers carry out a series of tasks in the school environment that are of enormous importance, and the objective is always one: to obtain an ever-increasing rate of student learning. Among the activities performed by the Mathematics teacher, the main ones are:

in elementary school

Plan courses, classes and activities, record school practices of a pedagogical nature, evaluate the teaching-learning process and its results, study continuously, participate in the school’s educational and community activities, promote student education, always communicate and demonstrate your personal skills.

In high school

Plan the course, discipline and pedagogical project, demonstrate your personal skills, prepare classes, teach, monitor the production of the educational and cultural area, participate in institutional activities, always communicate and evaluate the teaching and learning process.

in higher education

Coordinate academic-scientific activities, teach Mathematics, Statistics and Computing, collaborate in institutional activities, demonstrate their personal skills, plan and implement courses and disciplines, provide advice in academic, technical and scientific areas, conduct research, produce academic papers (technical, didactic and scientific), guide students, communicate at all times, and evaluate academic performance, programs and institutions.

How much does a Mathematics teacher earn in the public elementary school network?

According to the Dissídio website, on which it is possible to search the salaries of all professions, positions and occupations, the earnings of a Mathematics teacher in elementary school vary between approximately R$ 1,400.00 and R$ 3,800.00.

See below the average salary and the minimum salary of a Mathematics teacher in elementary school in some states of Brazil:

São Paulo

The average salary in the state of São Paulo is R$2,995.47 for a 25-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 2,848.85.

Minas Gerais

The average salary in the state of Minas Gerais is R$2,813.30 for a 26-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 2,675.60.

Bahia

The average salary in the state of Bahia is R$1,953.16 for a 24-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 1,857.56.

Acre

The average salary in the state of Acre is R$2,645.50 for a 28-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 2,516.02.

Santa Catarina

The average salary in the state of Santa Catarina is R$1,958.97 for a 23-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 1,863.09.

How much does a Mathematics teacher earn in public high schools?

In high school, earnings are a little higher and can reach an average salary of 4,000 reais, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. See salaries in some other states:

São Paulo

The average salary in the state of São Paulo is R$ 3,596.39 for a 24-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 3,420.36.

Minas Gerais

The average salary in the state of Minas Gerais is R$2,361.52 for a 20-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 2,245.93.

Bahia

The average salary in the state of Bahia is R$2,926.69 for a 24-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 2,783.44.

Acre

The average salary in the state of Acre is R$ 3,628.40 for a workday of 39 hours per week.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 3,450.81.

Santa Catarina

The average salary in the state of Santa Catarina is R$3,313.11 for a workday of 19 hours per week.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 3,150.95.

How much does a Mathematics teacher earn in the public higher education network?

In higher education, the salary reaches much higher levels and can reach more than eight thousand reais in some states. But to be at the head of a higher-level classroom, you must have at least a master’s degree.

If you have a PhD, the salary is even higher. See how much a higher education math teacher earns in some states:

São Paulo

The average salary in the state of São Paulo is R$ 7,976.50 for a 20-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 7,586.09.

Minas Gerais

The average salary in the state of Minas Gerais is R$ 8,222.88 for a 26-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 7,820.40.

Paraíba

The average salary in the state of Paraíba is R$ 5,062.00 for a 10-hour workweek.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 4,814.24.

Rio Grande do Sul

The average salary in the state of Rio Grande do Sul is R$ 8,392.75 for a workday of 29 hours per week.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 7,981.97.

Goiás

The average salary in the state of Goiás is R$7,856.00 for a workday of 40 hours per week.

Salary floor in 2019: BRL 7,471.49.

Mathematics teacher salary in private education

According to a survey carried out by the Salary website with CAGED (General Register of Employed and Unemployed), it is possible to state that the average salary of a mathematics teacher in private education is as follows:

Elementary school : R$2,509.00 / 23 hours per week. The city with the most vacancies available for the position of elementary school mathematics teacher is São Paulo/SP.

High School : R$2,738.00 / 22 hours per week. The city with the most vacancies available for the position of high school mathematics teacher is Rio de Janeiro/RJ.

Higher education : R$4,943 / 21 hours per week. The city with the most vacancies available for the position of higher education mathematics teacher is Curitiba/PR.

Where to take a degree in Mathematics

Get to know some colleges recognized by the MEC that offer lato/stricto sensu undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Mathematics, and which also offer facilities for students to pay tuition fees, such as discounts, pockets, access to Fies and ProUni.

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