2 February 2024

The Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, during a visit to the Louise-Michel college in Ganges (Hérault), in the company of Emmanuel Macron, April 20, 2023.

To communicate on the upgrading of teachers, the government has multiplied duly quantified announcements. During his campaign for the presidency of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron had promised 10% unconditional increase for all teachers, before this rate became an average, as claimed again by the Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, on France Inter on April 21, the day after the announcement of salary arbitrations.

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In detail, the President of the Republic announced Thursday, April 20 “between 100 and 230 euros increase” unconditional for all teachers, and “up to 500 euros” additional per month for those who accept the “teacher pact”, involving additional assignments. This is a “considerable effort” in favor of teachers’ salaries, such as we have not “not known since the early 1990s”, repeated Pap Ndiaye several times, rightly.

A document from the Ministry of National Education detailing the earnings for each level of the salary grid, consulted by several media including The world, however, shows that the maximum amounts put forward by the executive concern only a minority of teachers. In fact, this document contains an element that has not been made public: the distribution of the number of incumbents by level.

Degressive logic

Unconditional upgrading concerns all teachers, but according to a decreasing logic with seniority. With regard to the breakdown of the workforce detailed in the ministerial document, only 14.5% of tenured staff at the start of their career will thus benefit from an increase of between 200 and 222 euros net per month at the start of the school year. These teachers, who have between four and eleven years of career, are also those who have experienced the strongest growth since 2020: between 10% and 11.2%, for salaries which will amount to around 2,200 euros net in September. Just over 18% will receive between 138 and 189 additional euros. For just under seven out of ten agents, those with more than fifteen years of experience, the revaluation is 95 euros and represents less than 4.2% increase compared to 2022. After fifteen years of experience, a teacher will thus receive a salary of 2,340 euros net, 2,500 euros after twenty years, and 3,000 euros after thirty years.

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As noted by Agence France-Presse and the specialized agency AEF info, the unconditional revaluation, called “base” by the government, is far from the 10% for all promised by Emmanuel Macron, and even 10% on average . According to this document from the ministry, it is rather 5.5% compared to 2022, we confirm Rue de Grenelle.

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