Teaching pay scale in Victoria

26th September 2017 at 16:30
Get to grips with the Victorian teachers’ pay scale
Teacher salaries in Victoria - find out everything you need to know about the Victorian teacher pay scale below.

How much are teachers in Victoria paid?

Teacher salaries in Victorian 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 for teachers in Victoria is divided into three categories: leading teacher; learning specialist; and classroom teacher.

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

Victorian teacher salary

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

Range one Current salary  Salary from 1 April 2018
1-1 $65,415 $66,396
1-2 $67,829 $68,846
1-3 $70,332 $71,387
1-4 $72,927 $74,020
1-5 $75,618 $76,753
Range two Current salary Salary from 1 April 2018
2-1 $78,408 $79,584
2-2 $81,301 $82,521
2-3 $84,302 $85,566
2-4 $87,412 $88,724
2-5 $90,638 $91,998
2-6 $98,047 $99,518

Learning specialist and leading teacher fall within the range three classification.

Range three Current salary Salary from 1 April 2018
3-1 $102,655 $104,195
3-2 $107,686 $109,301

For principals in Victorian schools, the pay scale ranges from $130,520 for those on the 2-1 classification, up to $199,265 on 6-4. For assistant principals, salaries range from $118,230 for 1-1, increasing to $168,145 for the 4-4 classification.

From 1 April 2018 for principals salaries will rise to $133,130 for 2-1 classification and up to $203,250 for those on 6-4. For assistant principals, pay will increase to $120,595 for 1-1, rising to $171,508 for 4-4.

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

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

*Figures shown are from 1 April 2017 and 1 April 2018. 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 Victorian Department of Education.

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