NSW teacher salary: What you could be earning

NSW teacher salary - find out all you need to know about the New South Wales teachers’ pay scale below.

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Teacher Salary New South Wales

How much are teachers in New South Wales paid?

NSW teacher salary in government schools are dependent on where you are on the teacher pay scale. Your level on the scale is determined by your experience and your seniority.

Teachers in the state will receive a 2.5 per cent pay rise annually between 2017 and 2019.

The salary scale is different depending on whether you were in the role prior to 1 January 2016. Your level of accreditation will determine where you are on each salary scale.

  • To learn more about accreditation see our guide.

Those on the new scale will range from Band One for a graduate teacher and Band Three for a highly accomplished teacher.

Those on the old scale will range from Step Three to Step 13.

NSW teacher salary

The new teacher pay scale:

Accreditation level Salary after 1 January 2018 Salary after 1 January 2019
Band One (Graduate) $67,248 68,929
Band two (Proficient) $81,108 $83,136
Band 2.1 $88,035 $90,236
Band 2.2 $91,505 $93,793
Band 2.3 $100,299 $102,806
Band Three (Highly Accomplished) $106,758 $109,427

The older teacher pay scale:

Step level    
Step Three $60,642 $62,158
Step Four $63,784 $65,379
Step Five  $67,248 $68,929
Step Six $70,708 $72,476
Step Seven  $74,177 $76,031
Step Eight $77,645 $79,586
Step Nine $81,108 $83,136
Step 10 $84,572 $86,686
Step 11 $88,035 $90,236
Step 12 $91,505 $93,793
Step 13 $100,299 $102,806

Principal salaries

The principal pay scale, like the main teacher pay scale, is based on the principal classification system, which ranges from Teaching Principal 1 (TP1) or associate principal and increases to P5. Where you are on the classification scale is derived from the funding your school receives.

The new pay scale ranges in 2018 from $115,429 for a TP1 up $177,670 for a P5.

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Find info on teacher salaries in other states: 
Teacher salary in Victoria
Teacher salary in Queensland
Teacher salary in Western Australia

*Figures shown are for 2018 and are revised annually. The teachers' pay scales listed apply to government schools and many differ depending on where your school is located. For more information on salaries see the NSW Department of Education

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