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Teachers: Pay

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) median and (b) mean salary in (i) nominal and (ii) real terms was of a teacher in a maintained school in each region in each year since 1997. (318692)

The following tables provide the mean and median salary of teachers in service in local authority maintained schools in cash terms and real terms broken down by each Government office region in England and for Wales, March 1997 to 2008.

Mean and median salary of full-time regular teachers1 in local authority maintained schools2 in cash terms and real terms3 broken down by each Government office region, Years: March 1997 to March 2008, Coverage: England and Wales

£

1997

1998

1999

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Government office region

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

North East

22,500

29,300

22,200

28,900

23,100

29,300

22,900

29,100

24,000

29,800

23,800

29,600

North West

22,600

29,500

22,200

28,900

23,300

29,500

22,900

29,100

24,200

30,000

23,800

29,600

Yorkshire and the Humber

22,700

29,600

22,200

28,900

23,300

29,600

22,900

29,100

24,100

30,000

23,800

29,600

East Midlands

22,800

29,700

22,200

28,900

23,500

29,800

22,900

29,100

24,300

30,200

23,800

29,600

West Midlands

22,700

29,500

22,200

28,900

23,300

29,600

22,900

29,100

24,200

30,100

23,800

29,600

East of England

22,800

29,700

22,200

28,900

23,400

29,800

22,900

29,100

24,300

30,200

23,800

29,600

London

24,500

31,900

24,800

32,400

25,200

31,900

25,000

31,800

26,200

32,600

26,000

32,300

South East

22,700

29,500

22,200

28,900

23,300

29,600

22,900

29,100

24,200

30,000

23,800

29,600

South West

22,700

29,600

22,200

28,900

23,300

29,600

22,900

29,100

24,200

30,100

23,800

29,600

Wales

22,600

29,500

22,200

28,900

23,200

29,500

22,900

29,100

24,100

29,900

23,800

29,600

England and Wales

22,900

29,800

22,200

29,000

23,500

29,900

22,900

29,100

24,400

30,400

23,800

29,600

£

2000

2001

2002

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Government office region

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

North East

25,000

30,400

24,600

30,000

26,900

32,300

27,000

32,400

28,200

33,200

28,500

33,500

North West

25,200

30,700

24,600

30,000

27,100

32,600

27,400

33,000

28,400

33,400

28,500

33,500

Yorkshire and the Humber

25,100

30,600

24,600

30,000

27,000

32,500

27,000

32,400

28,400

33,400

28,500

33,500

East Midlands

25,200

30,700

24,600

30,000

27,100

32,600

27,300

32,900

28,300

33,300

28,500

33,500

West Midlands

25,100

30,700

24,600

30,000

27,000

32,500

27,000

32,400

28,300

33,400

28,500

33,500

East of England

25,200

30,800

24,600

30,000

27,100

32,600

27,000

32,400

28,600

33,700

28,500

33,500

London

27,200

33,200

26,900

32,800

29,100

35,000

28,700

34,600

31,400

37,000

31,000

36,400

South East

25,100

30,600

24,600

30,000

26,800

32,300

26,600

32,000

28,200

33,200

28,000

32,900

South West

25,100

30,600

24,600

30,000

26,900

32,400

27,400

33,000

28,100

33,100

28,500

33,500

Wales

25,100

30,600

24,600

30,000

27,100

32,600

27,400

33,000

28,400

33,400

28,500

33,500

England and Wales

25,400

31,000

24,600

30,000

27,200

32,800

27,400

33,000

28,700

33,800

28,500

33,500

£

2003

2004

2005

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Government office region

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

North East

29,800

34,000

29,500

33,600

31,200

34,600

31,400

34,800

32,400

35,000

32,100

34,700

North West

30,100

34,300

30,500

34,800

31,300

34,800

31,400

34,800

32,500

35,100

32,300

34,900

Yorkshire and the Humber

30,100

34,300

30,100

34,300

31,300

34,700

31,400

34,800

32,400

34,900

32,100

34,700

East Midlands

30,100

34,400

30,500

34,800

31,100

34,500

31,400

34,800

32,100

34,600

32,100

34,700

West Midlands

30,200

34,400

30,500

34,800

31,300

34,700

31,400

34,800

32,400

35,000

32,700

35,300

East of England

30,400

34,700

30,500

34,800

31,500

34,900

31,400

34,800

32,600

35,200

32,200

34,700

London

33,300

37,900

32,800

37,400

35,300

39,100

34,400

38,100

36,300

39,200

35,500

38,400

South East

30,000

34,200

29,500

33,600

31,200

34,600

31,100

34,500

32,300

34,900

32,100

34,700

South West

29,800

34,000

29,500

33,600

31,000

34,300

31,400

34,800

32,000

34,600

32,100

34,700

Wales

30,100

34,400

30,500

34,800

31,300

34,700

31,400

34,800

32,700

35,300

32,800

35,400

England and Wales

30,500

34,700

30,500

34,800

31,700

35,200

31,400

34,800

32,900

35,500

32,700

35,300

£

2006

20074

20084

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Government office region

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

Cash terms

Real terms

North East

33,500

35,400

33,100

35,100

34,700

35,700

34,600

35,600

35,600

35,600

35,400

35,400

North West

33,600

35,600

33,200

35,200

34,700

35,700

33,900

34,900

35,600

35,600

35,400

35,400

Yorkshire and the Humber

33,300

35,300

33,100

35,100

34,400

35,400

33,900

34,900

35,200

35,200

34,300

34,300

East Midlands

33,200

35,200

33,100

35,100

34,200

35,200

33,400

34,400

35,100

35,100

34,300

34,300

West Midlands

33,300

35,300

33,100

35,100

34,400

35,400

34,400

35,400

35,500

35,500

35,300

35,300

East of England

33,600

35,600

33,100

35,100

34,500

35,500

33,900

34,900

35,400

35,400

34,900

34,900

London

37,500

39,700

36,300

38,500

38,600

39,700

37,400

38,500

39,700

39,700

38,500

38,500

South East

33,300

35,300

32,900

34,800

34,300

35,300

33,500

34,400

35,100

35,100

34,300

34,300

South West

33,200

35,200

33,100

35,100

34,300

35,300

33,900

34,900

35,200

35,200

34,300

34,300

Wales

33,700

35,700

33,700

35,700

34,700

35,700

34,400

35,400

35,700

35,700

35,200

35,200

England and Wales

33,900

35,900

33,500

35,500

35,000

36,000

34,400

35,400

35,900

35,900

35,400

35,400

1 Teachers of all grades including school leadership.

2 Excludes CTCs and academies

3 Real terms figures calculated at 2007-08 prices using 4 January 2010 GDP deflators.

4 Provisional.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest £100

Source:

Database of Teacher Records