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Teachers: Pay

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average salary of teachers in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England was in each year since 1979. (205618)

The following table provides the gross average salary, including all allowances, of full-time regular qualified teachers of all grades in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in Cornwall, the south west Government office region and England and Wales for each year, where available, since 1979. Figures from 1979 to 1993 are only available for England and Wales not for teachers other than in nursery/primary and secondary schools.

Gross average salary, of full-time regular qualified teachers in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools1 in Cornwall, the south west Government office region, England and England and Wales

£

Cornwall

South West

England

England and Wales

1979

2

2

2

5,060

1980

2

2

2

6,090

1981

2

2

2

7,640

1982

2

2

2

8,300

1983

2

2

2

8,890

1984

2

2

2

9,400

1985

2

2

2

9,950

1986

2

2

2

10,850

1987

2

2

2

12,410

1988

2

2

2

13,400

1989

2

2

2

14,380

1990

2

2

2

15,520

1991

2

2

2

17,140

1992

2

2

2

19,230

1993

2

2

2

20,750

1994

20,890

20,790

21,040

20,970

1995

20,890

22,620

21,040

21,550

1996

22,080

21,850

22,080

22,060

1997

22,810

22,600

22,810

22,790

1998

23,500

23,210

23,440

23,430

1999

24,500

24,120

24,340

24,340

2000

25,340

25,000

25,290

25,280

2001

27,100

26,820

27,120

27,120

2002

28,170

27,980

28,580

28,580

2003

29,880

29,650

30,350

30,340

2004

31,100

30,820

31,620

31,580

20053

32,380

32,050

32,800

32,790

20063

33,470

33,170

33,830

33,820

1 Figures up to 1993 include sixth form colleges.

2 Not available.

3 Provisional estimates.

Source:

Database of Teacher records.