The OECD report states that while Australia has good job prospects for university graduates, and there is easy access to education, the level of government spending is, overall, below average.
"The damaging impact of the Government's public sector pay cap is confirmed in this report which identifies England is one of the few countries where teachers' salaries have declined since 2013".
However, the time Japanese teachers spend on teaching activities is 742 hours at elementary schools, 610 hours at junior high schools and 511 hours at high schools, all below their respective OECD averages.
It said that teaching is "increasingly unattractive" to younger people, warning: "Teachers' salaries are low compared to other similarly educated full-time workers".
The OECD's Education at a Glance 2017 report showed that 88 percent of 25-64-year-olds who had studied ICT at a tertiary level were employed in 2016, compared to just 81 percent who had studied arts, humanities, social science or journalism.
"Teachers have found that their pay has simply not kept pace with inflation, with a cumulative average salary loss of 15% since 2011".
New Zealand's population is becoming better educated and the percentage of women enrolled in science and technology courses is one of the highest in the world, according to OECD figures. The data, from 2015, y say that a master of Primary cobra at start of his career, an average of 28.129 euros gross per year and after 15 years of experience, earn 32.389 euros (gross).
"The UK clearly has a challenge to keep teaching financially attractive, different from most OECD countries where the teaching profession is now better paid", said Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills at the OECD.
However, annual expenditure per student in Ireland is lower than the OECD average for pre-primary and primary education at about $6,600 (€5,511) and $8,000 (€6,680) respectively, based on data from 2014.
Teacher pay: Primary teachers after 15 years' service earned nearly exactly the same in 2015 ($59,259 at today's exchange rate) as the OECD average ($59,152), but much less than in Australia ($81,918).
The education sector is being hit heavily by slow growth in real-term pay, according to online supply teacher portal The Supply Register. The current average for the OECD was 21 students.
Across the OECD, social mobility had improved as measured by the completion of tertiary degrees by graduates whose parents did not have such qualifications.
Teachers in England have seen their salaries cut in real terms by 12 per cent over 10 years' while, on average, their colleagues in other developed countries have seen wages rise, an global comparison report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revealed.
Eight percent of New Zealand tertiary students were enrolled in engineering and manufacturing subjects, almost half the OECD average of 14 percent, while enrolments in arts and humanities accounted for 12 percent of tertiary enrolments. The fields with the highest shares of women amongst new entrants are health and welfare (79 per cent) and education (70 per cent).