The Ministry of Education (Minedu) confirmed on Thursday that in 2019 they will increase the salary of teachers in the public sector.
This information was anticipated on Wednesday by the President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, during the presentation of the Magisterial Palms (Palmas Magisteriales) to 12 outstanding Peruvian teachers.
“According to the Education sector, the increase is the result of a technical study that evaluated the feasibility of raising – until 2021 – the salary of teachers (established today at S / 2,000) to a taxing unit (UIT), equivalent to S / 4.150 this year”, explained El Comercio.
The Minister of Education, Daniel Alfaro, explained that the increase will be applied in two tranches in 2019. In March, there will be a first increase of S / 100 for teachers hired and appointed from the first pay scale. Until the end of the year, other S / 100 will be added, until the salary floor is set at S / 2,200.
“Minister Alfaro estimated that the salary increases will demand next year S / 700 million additional to the Minedu budget. In addition, S / 200 million will have to be requested for the payment of judicial sentences”, informed El Comercio.