Teaching pay scale in Queensland

10th January 2018 at 12:30
Get to grips with the Queensland teachers’ pay scale
Teacher salaries in Queensland – find out everything you need to know about the Queensland teacher pay scale below

How much are teachers in Queensland paid?

Teacher salaries in Queensland 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.

The structure of classroom teacher pay scales in Queensland range from band one to band three, with each band containing further sub-categories.

To find out what teachers earn in the rest of the country, see our full article on teacher salaries and pay scales in Australia.

Queensland teacher salary

For classroom teachers, there are three main classifications: band one, band two and band three. Teachers then fall into sub-categories within this.

Band one Salary
Step one $60,298
Step two $62,369
Band two Salary
Step one $67,673
Step two  $71,213
Step three $74,761
Step four $78,328
Band three Salary
Step one $81,299
Step two $84,284
Step three $87,250
Step four $90,386

Following band three, teachers then fall into senior teacher or experienced senior teacher designations. 

Senior teacher $94,532
Experienced senior teacher $97,952

Heads of program, which includes head of curriculum (HOC), head of department (HOD), guidance officer (GO), senior guidance officer (SGO) and head of special ed service  (HOSES), follows on from experienced senior teacher. Within this salaries will range from paypoint 11 to paypoint 43. Previously this would have been known as band five, band six and band seven.

HOC Salary 
Paypoint 11 $103,835
Paypoint 12 $106,530
Paypoint 13 $108,818
HOD, GO, HOSES two Salary
Paypoint 21 $108,818
Paypoint 22 $111,639
Paypoint 23 $114,310
SGO, HOSES three Salary
Paypoint 31 $114,047
Paypoint 32 $116,987
Paypoint 33 $120,073
HOSES four Salary
Paypoint 41 $119,974
Paypoint 42 $122,894
Paypoint 43 $125,977

For principals in Queensland schools, the pay scale ranges from $109,909 for those on the SL1 classification, up to $158,709 on SL7. For deputy principals, salaries range from $115,192 for DSL1, increasing to $127,230 for the DSL3 classification. For executive principals their salary will be $166,272.

You can browse the latest vacancies for teaching jobs in Queensland here.

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

*Figures shown are for 2017 and will be updated 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 Queensland Department of Education and Training.

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