How much are teachers in New South Wales paid?
If you're thinking about relocating or think you're overdue a pay rise, take a look at the latest pay scale information for New South Wales.
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.
You can find the latest bands and figures below.
NSW teacher salary
The new teacher pay scale:
|Accreditation level||Salary after 1 February 2020|
|Band One (Graduate)||$75,605|
|Band two (Proficient)||$87,295|
|Band Three (Highly Accomplished)||$111,271|
On top of your salary, allowances are given to teachers who take on leadership positions. The allowance will depend on the level of promotion given.
Annual allowances for promotional positions:
Deputy principal - secondary annual allowances:
|Enrollment of 201-300||$31,703|
Deputy principal - primary annual allowances:
|Enrollment of 201-250||$25,332|
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. As of the 1st of February 2021, the principal of a large school can earn up to $185,242. Executive principals that oversee connected communities, can have a starting salary of $204,697.
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*Figures shown are for 2021 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.