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.
Queensland teacher salary
For classroom teachers, there are three main classifications: band one and band two. Teachers then fall into sub-categories within this.
|Band one||Salary from 1 July 2021|
|Band two||Salary from 1 July 2021|
Following band two, teachers then fall into senior teacher or experienced senior teacher designations.
|Experienced senior teacher||$106,113|
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.
|Heads of program level 1 (inc. HOC, HOD, GO, HOSES 2)||Salary|
|Heads of program level 2 (inc. SGO, HOSES 3)||Salary|
|Deputy principal (inc. HOSES 4)||Salary|
For principals in Queensland schools, the pay scale ranges from $116, 036 through to $200, 606 at paypoint 43.
*Figures shown are for 2021 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.