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Teachers' salaries

Teachers' salaries

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

This means you値l not only be making a difference, but you値l 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値l 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池e 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 Educationand read career progression stories from real teachers.

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