In the school- academic year 2018/19, there were 12,417 professional staff in pre-school education, 18,358 in basic education, 6,087 in upper secondary education and 5,436 in tertiary education.
Slightly more pre-school educators and their assistants
In the school year 2018/19, 12,417 educators and assistant educators were working in kindergartens in Slovenia, which is 1.8% more than in the previous school year. 97.3% of educators were women and only 2.7% were men. 6.4% of kindergarten staff was employed in the private sector.
The average number of children per educator was 7,8.
The higher the level of education, the more men employed
In the school year 2018/19, 20,900 persons were employed in basic education in Slovenia, 2,684 of them men and 18,216 of them women. Compared to the previous school year (20,371), the number went up by 2.6%. The share of men employed in basic education was almost 13%; in management positions over a quarter.
The number of upper secondary school teachers is declining
In the school year 2018/19 the number of persons employed in upper secondary schools for youth and adults was 2.7% lower than in the previous school year, which is partly the consequence of the lower number of pupils.
Of the 7,250 employees, 6,087 were teachers (67% of them women), 305 were management personnel (56% of them women) and 299 were counsellors (93% of them women). 406 staff worked in private schools and 6,844 in public schools.
At the tertiary level men have on average higher education than their female colleagues
In the school year 2018/19, there were 5,436 professional staff at the tertiary level of education, about half a percent more than a year before. There were slightly more men (54%) than women (46%). As regards the level of education, irrespective of gender they were mostly doctors of science. 83% of men in employment had third cycle of higher education, while the share for women in employment was 71%. The share of employees aged 50+ is also higher for men (39%) than for women (33%). 11.3% of professional staff at this level of education had part-time jobs.
The share of professional staff with third cycle of higher education is growing
The educational level of persons employed in education is governed by law, so most employees with third cycle of higher education are employed in tertiary education. However, the share of employees with this level of education has been growing at all other levels of education as well. In last three years, in pre-school education the share increased by 0.1 of a percentage point every year, and in basic and upper secondary education by 1 percentage point.
Professional staff at different levels of education, school years 2017/18 and 2018/19
Instructional and other professional support staff at higher education institutions and short – cycle higher vocational colleges, academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19