In Luxembourg, one of the richest countries in the world, an inexperienced teacher can expect to make more on his or her first day than teachers in nearly all other countries can hope to make in their entire careers. The only exception is Switzerland, where elementary school teachers make $84,000 at the top range of salaries. Meanwhile, salaries in the three-lowest-paid countries all top out below the starting salaries in the 10 best-paid countries. Korean teachers start out at $28,352, while Czech, Hungarian, and Polish teachers shouldn't expect to make more than that throughout their careers.Luxembourg's and Switzerland's dominance continue on for high school teachers. Likewise, Korean teachers still see the biggest jumps in pay over their careers. Though a brand-new teacher in Korea makes just $27,702 in their first year, by the time they've hit the 10-year mark it rises to $41,875, and at the top end it's $77,979. Austria is one of the only countries to jump significantly from elementary school pay to high school. High school teachers make about $9,000 more at the top of the scale.Luxembourg doesn't just dominate with the size of its paychecks, but their level of equality, too. Male and female elementary school teachers both make roughly $95,000 at the top end of the pay scale. The same can't be said for the other countries in the top five, many of which see discrepancies of a few thousand dollars tilted in men's favor. Teachers in the worst-paying countries see smaller gaps. Note: The OECD didn't collect gender data for every country in the general list.The story is roughly the same for high school teachers. Luxembourg pays its teachers $109,000 each. Poland makes the list for the five worst-performing countries in terms of high-school salaries. No country in the bottom five has a gender wage gap of more than $1,000. Note: The OECD didn't collect gender data for every country in the general list.