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Teachers: Pay

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average salary of (a) new entrants, (b) classroom teachers, (c) deputy heads and (d) heads in (i) the primary sector and (ii) the secondary sector was in each year since 1997. (199478)

The following table provides the average salary of full-time regular new entrants, classroom teachers, deputy heads and heads in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in England and Wales, in March each year, 1997 to 2006.

Average salary of full-time regular new entrants, classroom teachers, deputy heads and heads in local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in England and Wales, in each March 1997 to 2006

Nursery/primary

Secondary

New entrants1

Classroom teachers2

Deputy heads3

Heads

New entrants1

Classroom teachers2

Deputy heads3

Heads

1997

14,480

20,420

26,500

30,060

14,620

22,650

33,220

41,550

1998

14,950

20,940

27,400

31,130

15,100

23,270

34,410

42,990

1999

15,540

21,740

28,570

32,510

15,710

24,160

35,870

44,780

2000

16,100

22,480

29,700

35,130

16,260

25,010

37,270

48,210

2001

16,640

24,020

32,320

37,270

16,810

26,650

38,960

50,640

2002

17,780

25,240

34,150

39,430

18,030

28,030

41,040

54,060

2003

18,450

26,780

36,230

41.810

18,890

29,700

43,430

57,600

2004

19,010

27,830

37,970

43,950

19,390

30,770

45,380

60,490

20054

19,510

28,790

39,450

45,980

19,850

31,830

47,020

63,610

20064

20,190

29,640

41,060

48,220

20,460

32,610

48,760

67,480

1 New entrants includes teachers who gained qualified teacher status in the previous calendar year through college based routes, (excluding those qualified through employment based routes).

2 Includes teachers on the classroom, upper and advanced skills pay scales.

3 Includes assistant heads from 2001.

4 Provisional.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records