As a UK teacher your salary will most likely be influenced by the national teachers’ pay scale. Although not all schools are legally obliged to implement the pay scales, many still use them to guide their own pay structure. You can check your current salary using our pay scale calculator which includes the 2.75 per cent pay increase announced by the DfE in July 2019.
There are separate pay scales for unqualified teachers, qualified classroom teachers, qualified teachers on the upper pay range and leadership. Your pay will also depend on whether you work in inner London, outer London, the London fringe area or elsewhere in England or Wales.
2019-20 pay scale calculator
What areas are covered by the London fringe pay scale?
- in Berkshire: the Districts of Bracknell Forest, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead
- in Buckinghamshire: the Districts of South Buckinghamshire and Chiltern
- in Essex: the Districts of Basildon, Brentwood, Epping Forest, Harlow and Thurrock
- in Hertfordshire: the Districts of Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, St Albans, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield
- in Kent: the Districts of Dartford and Sevenoaks
- in Surrey: the whole county
- in West Sussex: the District of Crawley
Please note: The teacher pay scales listed apply to teachers employed by a local authority or by the governing body of a foundation, voluntary aided or foundation special school. Academies and free schools are not legally required to implement the pay scales, so it is best to request to see their own pay policy.