UK Teacher Pay Scales 2021/22 (England)

If you’re a teacher you’ve probably heard the news about the teacher pay freeze in England and you’re anything like me, you’re disgusted by it.

If you are fed up with being treated like this in England and fancy working somewhere else where teachers are valued and paid appropriately, I suggest you check out my teaching around the world series of articles

Talks are ongoing in Scotland but at the time of writing, the Scottish government have proposed a 1.2% pay rise for teachers but this has been rejected by the unions and the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT).

In Wales, it’s a slightly different story. The Welsh government has not followed Westminster’s policy of a UK wide pay freeze and have offered a 1.75% rise in teacher’s salary across the board.

I will update this post when a decision has been made in Scotland and the pay scale has been updated for Wales.

Below is every pay scale for teachers in England for the 2021-2022 academic year with the pay freeze taken into account.

I’ve also added an income tax calculator so you can work out your net income.

The data here comes from the NEU website.

Net Income and Tax Calculator

Check the tables below to find out your gross pay, then pop it in here to find out how much you will be taking home!

Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22

Pay scale is effective from 1st September 2021

Main Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
Main Pay Range
M1£25,714£32,157£29,915£26,948
M2£27,600£33,658£31,604£28,828
M3£29,664£35,226£33,383£30,883
M4£31,778£36,866£35,264£32,999
M5£34,100£39,492£38,052£35,307
M6£36,961£42,624£41,136£38,174

Upper Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
Upper Pay Range
U1£38,690£46,971£42,559£39,864
U2£40,124£49,279£44,133£41,295
U3£41,604£50,935£45,766£42,780

Leadership Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
Leadership Pay Range
Minimum£42,195£50,167£45,542£43,356
Maximum£117,197£125,098£120,513£118,356

Leading Practitioner Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
Leading Practitioner Range
Minimum£42,402£50,415£45,766£43,570
Maximum£64,461£72,480£67,828£65,631

Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
Unqualified Teacher Range
1£18,169£22,849£21,582£19,363
2£20,282£24,962£23,696£21,473
3£22,394£27,075£25,809£23,587
4£24,507£29,187£27,926£25,699
5£26,622£31,298£30,037£27,812
6£28,735£33,410£32,151£29,924

Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22: Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR).


TLR payment 1
TLR payment 2TLR payment 3SEN allowance
minimum£8,291£2,873£571£2,270
maximum£14,030£7,017£2,833£4,479

Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22: Leadership Pay Scale 1-10.

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
1£42,195£50,167£45,542£43,356
2£43,251£51,229£46,601£44,415
3£44,331£52,313£47,676£45,495
4£45,434£53,414£48,785£46,604
5£46,566£54,552£49,919£47,737
6£47,735£55,715£51,082£48,901
7£49,019£57,003£52,371£50,190
8£50,151£58,132£53,499£51,314
9£51,402£59,380£54,750£52,568
10£52,723£60,701£56,072£53,888

Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22: Leadership Pay Scale 11-20.

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
11£54,091£62,066£57,436£55,254
12£55,338£63,319£58,688£56,506
13£56,721£64,700£60,073£57,890
14£58,135£66,114£61,479£59,302
15£59,581£67,556£62,926£60,744
16£61,166£69,146£64,514£62,333
17£62,570£70,552£65,921£63,746
18£64,143£72,125£67,496£65,310
19£65,735£73,715£69,087£66,900
20£67,364£75,345£70,713£68,536

Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22: Leadership Pay Scale 21-30.

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
21£69,031£77,011£72,383£70,204
22£70,745£78,725£74,090£71,914
23£72,497£80,472£75,842£73,661
24£74,295£82,277£77,643£75,466
25£76,141£84,119£79,489£77,307
26£78,025£86,001£81,372£79,195
27£79,958£87,933£83,305£81,124
28£81,942£89,919£85,290£83,105
29£83,971£91,953£87,316£85,139
30£86,061£94,039£89,406£87,221

Teacher Pay Scale 2021-22: Leadership Pay Scale 31-43.

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
31£88,187£96,168£91,539£89,357
32£90,379£98,355£93,724£91,549
33£92,624£100,604£95,975£93,795
34£94,914£102,894£98,263£96,083
35£97,273£105,253£100,620£98,443
36£99,681£107,658£103,026£100,848
37£102,159£110,142£105,509£103,327
38£104,687£112,664£108,037£105,855
39£107,239£115,215£110,584£108,402
40£109,914£117,898£113,266£111,086
41£112,660£120,645£116,010£113,828
42£115,483£123,461£118,828£116,653
43£117,197£125,098£120,513£118,356

Teacher Pay Scales 2021-22 FAQ

Which Boroughs Make Up the Inner London Area for UK Teacher Pay Scales?

Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth
Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Which Boroughs Make Up the Outer London Area for UK Teacher Pay Scales?

Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Enfield, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston-upon-Thames, Redbridge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Sutton and Waltham Forest.

What Are the Fringe Areas for UK Teacher Pay Scales?

Buckinghamshire: South Bucks, Chiltern.
Essex: Basildon, Brentwood, Epping Forest, Harlow.
Hertfordshire: Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, St Albans, Three Rivers, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield
Kent: Dartford, Sevenoaks
West Sussex: Crawley.
Plus the whole of the following LAs:
Bracknell Forest
Slough
Surrey
Thurrock
Windsor & Maidenhead.

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