Scotland: Headteachers and deputy headteachers' pay

Head teachers and deputies earn between £42,288 and £82,542 according to the number of points they are allocated within the job size band. This is dictated by the number of staff and pupils for whom they have management responsibility. They increase their salary each year by moving one point up the spine, subject to satisfactory review.

The conserved spine relates to heads whose salaries were conserved at their existing level when a job sizing review took place in 2003: the review categorised teachers according to the numbers of staff and pupils they managed. This conserved group of heads maintains its own pay spine, post review, in order not to be disadvantaged.

Pay structures have been agreed up until 1 April 2011.

Job sized spine

PointJob size band1 April 20081 April 20091 April 2010
10-12840,29041,29842,288
2129-14241,53242,57043,593
3143-15742,89743,96845,024
4158-17444,37045,48046,572
5175-19145,84646,99248,120
6192-20547,09148,26749,425
7206-22048,45649,66850,859
8221-23549,81851,06352,290
9236-25051,17752,45553,715
10251-26652,54253,85655,149
11267-29154,81056,18157,528
12292-31757,08158,50959,913
13318-34259,34960,83462,295
14343-36861,62063,16264,677
15369-40665,02266,64868,247
16407-44468,43070,14071,823
17445-48371,83873,63575,402
18484-52175,23777,11878,969
19522 and above78,64280,60782,542


Conserved spine

Point1 April 20081 April 20091 April 2010
140,35941,36742,360
241,32242,35443,371
342,29143,34744,388
443,25144,33145,396
544,22045,32746,416
645,17146,29947,409
746,13447,28648,420
847,10048,27949,437
948,08149,28450,466
1049,23650,46651,678
1150,85652,12853,379
1252,44953,76055,050
1354,06655,41956,748
1455,66257,05458,422
1557,27358,70460,114
1658,88460,35761,806
1760,48962,00163,489
1862,08863,63965,166
1963,70265,29566,861
2065,30166,93368,538
2166,91268,58670,233
2268,51770,23071,916
2370,12871,88073,605
2471,72173,51575,279
2573,33275,16576,968
2674,94976,82478,669
2776,53978,45380,337

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