Six tips for more money

You are a starter and so you have to start at the bottom of the salary structure. That's not good. The shortage of teachers is so great that you can get more out of the negotiations. Know your worth and throw it into the fight. Six tips for a better negotiation result.


  1. Shortage box? More salary!

    Do you teach a subject such as mathematics, French, German or Greek? There are schools to jump in there, especially in the Randstad. Scarce commodities are expensive. Ask for a higher salary or housing assistance.

  2. Transport or accommodation allowance

    Did you do PABO? Then you have the jobs for figuring out, especially in the cities. In addition to a substantial salary, do not forget to ask for an allowance for expensive housing in the city or for your daily transport.

  3. Inquire about career opportunities

    Inquire about your career options before discussing your salary. Because if the non-material things are disappointing, you can try to compensate for that with a higher step in the salary structure. It concerns things like:

    - When do you qualify for the higher LB scale (primary education) or LC / LD scales (secondary education)
    - Supports the school applying to do a master's degree with a Teachers' Grant
    - What other training options are there?

  4. Experience is worth money

    If you have been active as an assistant or substitute in education, you have gained experience. Experience is worth money. Let your prospective employer know that it seems reasonable to you for your experience to be rewarded.

  5. Extra knowledge through master's degree

    A master's degree has provided you with extra knowledge and that is also worth something. An extra periodic, please!

  6. Salary previous job

    A side entrant who transfers to education brings knowledge and experience with him. So it is reasonable if your new salary matches that of your previous job.