The website Ponte en Carrera, which belongs to the Ministry of Education (Minedu) in Peru gathered information from young workers who graduated from the university between 2012 and 2016 and determined which were the 10 worst paid careers at this time in the country.
According to the data, elementary teachers are the worst paid. They earn a monthly salary of between 1,000 and 1,900 soles. They are followed also by teachers but this time from preschool, who make an average of 1,427 soles monthly.
Then, there are the high school teachers that make between 1,000 to 2,200 soles, followed by other education-related professions.
Dentists occupy sixth place, with an average salary of 1,498 soles, followed by public administration workers who make around 1,665 soles per month on average.
Obstetricians are in eight place with an income of 1,685 soles monthly. It is followed by physical education teachers and mathematicians, who make 1,696 and 1,764 soles per month on average.
This survey took into account information of young workers between 18 and 29 years old, according to El Comercio.
“Also, according to Ponte en Carrera, their salaries are calculated considering those who have a dependent job in the country, both private (57%) and public (43%), whose remunerations are equal to or greater than the minimum vital remuneration (RMV)”, the aforementioned media said.