SHOW ME THE MONEY The world's most well paid teachers live in Luxembourg, and it turns out they're the highest-paid by a large margin. Teachers in the tiny European nation start their careers at $79,000, a salary most other teachers aspire to at the zeniths of their careers, and may end at almost $140,000. Using data from the OECD's report "Education at a Glance 2015: OECD Indicators," Chalk.com's Tom Ostapchuk has created graphical comparisons of teacher pay across nations. The lowest? Estonia, where teachers max their salaries out at just $17,000 per year.