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Teachers: Pay

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of teachers and teaching staff in maintained schools earn more than £50,000 per annum. (300811)

In March 2008, an estimated 30,000 full-time qualified teachers employed in local authority maintained schools in England and Wales earned £50,000 or more per annum. This is 8 per cent. of the total number.

The source of the salary information is the Database of Teacher Records (DTR) and is provisional. Overall teacher numbers from the Annual Survey of Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies, 618g and the Welsh Stats 3 survey were apportioned by the information from the DTR to provide the estimate of the numbers of teachers receiving these salaries.