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Teachers: Pay

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average starting salary of a (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher (i) in England, (ii) in London and (iii) outside London was at the latest date for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. (229012)

The following table provides the average salary of newly qualified teachers in full-time regular service in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in England, March 2006.

Average salary of newly qualified teachers1 in full-time regular service in local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools2, March 2006, London, outer London and England

£

London

Outer London

England

Nursery/Primary

23,150

22,710

20,270

Secondary

23,900

23,520

20,540

1 Teachers included are those who attained qualified teacher status in 2005. Those gaining QTS via employment-based routes are excluded.

2 Excludes city technology colleges and academies.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records.