When you choose to become a teacher, you’ll be joining a profession that offers a competitive starting salary with plenty of opportunity for career progression.

This means you’ll not only be making a difference, but you’ll be rewarded for your contributions with excellent opportunities to climb the career ladder and receive pay rises.

96% of our newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are employed in a teaching role within six months of completing their training.

As an NQT, you’ll begin on a salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London. As you rise up the pay ranges, you could earn as much as £116,738 as a headteacher, in inner London.

Schools now have more freedom to develop their own pay policies to attract and retain the teachers that have the greatest impact on their pupils’ learning. So what you’re paid will be linked to performance and not length of service – meaning you can increase your salary faster than ever before.

Find out more about salaries from the Department for Education and read career progression stories from real teachers.

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