UK Teacher Pay Scales 2022/23 (England)

Working as a school teacher in the UK in a school funded by the government, you are entitled to an annual salary, holidays, and a pension. All unqualified and qualified school teachers are placed on a salary scale according to the location of the school and the performance of the teacher.

Below is every pay scale for teachers in England for the 2022-2023 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.

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Teacher Pay Scale 2022-23

Pay scale is effective from 1st September 2022 to 31st of August 2023

Main Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2022-23

All qualified teachers in the UK will have a starting salary of at least £28,000. Pay increases are linked to performance, not length of service.

If you want to earn more than the maximum (M6) in this main pay scale, you will need to progress to the upper pay range for teachers, take a leadership role, or become a leading practitioner.

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
M1£28,000£34,502£32,407£29,344
M2£29,800£36,141£34,103£31,126
M3£31,750£37,857£35,886£33,055
M4£33,850£39,655£37,763£35,151
M5£35,990£41,892£40,050£37,264
M6£38,810£44,756£43,193£40,083

Upper Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2022-23

You will be placed in the upper pay range if you can demonstrate excellence against all of the teacher standards. This pay range is for teachers who go beyond their mandatory duties and show substantial contribution to their school.

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
U1£40,625£49,320£44,687£41,858
U2£42,131£51,743£46,340£43,360
U3£43,685£53,482£48,055£44,919

Leading Practitioner Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2022-23

If you want to be placed in the leading practitioner pay scale, you are expected to coach and mentor other teachers and induct early career teachers (ECTs) and trainees. Lead Practitioner roles might not be available in all schools.

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
Minimum£44,523£52,936£48,055£45,749
Maximum£67,685£76,104£71,220£68,913

Leadership Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2022-23

Once you become a leadership teacher, your salary will be based on the 43 steps leadership pay scale. Your starting point on the scale will depend on you prior experience, your role and the size of the school.

The Headteacher Scale

A headteacher is the school’s most senior person. They are responsible for managing the whole school, all teachers and pupils and creating the right conditions for students and teachers to achieve their best.

The headteacher pay scale uses the leadership scale below but starts at L6, and groups the pay scale points together into eight groups. Group 1 is L6-18, Group 2 is L8-21, Group 3 is L11-24, Group 4 is L14-27, Group 5 is L18-31, Group 6 is L21-35, Group 7 is L24-39, and Group 8 is L28-43.

Leadership Pay Scale L1 – L10

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
L1£44,305£52,676£47,820£45,524
L2£45,414£53,791£48,932£46,636
L3£46,548£54,929£50,060£47,770
L4£47,706£56,085£51,225£48,935
L5£48,895£57,280£52,415£50,124
L6£50,122£58,501£53,637£51,347
L7£51,470£59,854£54,990£52,700
L8£52,659£61,039£56,174£53,880
L9£53,973£62,349£57,488£55,197
L10£55,360£63,737£58,876£56,583

Leadership Pay Scale L11 – L20

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
L11£56,796£65,170£60,308£58,017
L12£58,105£66,485£61,623£59,332
L13£59,558£67,935£63,077£60,785
L14£61,042£69,420£64,553£62,268
L15£62,561£70,934£66,073£63,782
L16£64,225£72,604£67,740£65,450
L17£65,699£74,080£69,218£66,934
L18£67,351£75,732£70,871£68,576
L19£69,022£77,401£72,542£70,245
L20£70,733£79,113£74,249£71,963

Leadership Pay Scale L21 – L30

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
L21£72,483£80,862£76,003£73,715
L22£74,283£82,662£77,795£75,510
L23£76,122£84,496£79,635£77,345
L24£78,010£86,391£81,526£79,240
L25£79,949£88,325£83,464£81,173
L26£81,927£90,302£85,441£83,155
L27£83,956£92,330£87,471£85,181
L28£86,040£94,415£89,555£87,261
L29£88,170£96,551£91,682£89,396
L30£90,365£98,741£93,877£91,583

Leadership Pay Scale L31 – L43

Pay scale pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonFringe
L31£92,597£100,977£96,116£93,825
L32£94,898£103,273£98,411£96,127
L33£97,256£105,635£100,774£98,485
L34£99,660£108,039£103,177£100,888
L35£102,137£110,516£105,651£103,366
L36£104,666£113,041£108,178£105,891
L37£107,267£115,650£110,785£108,494
L38£109,922£118,298£113,439£111,148
L39£112,601£120,976£116,114£113,823
L40£115,410£123,793£118,930£116,641
L41£118,293£126,678£121,811£119,520
L42£121,258£129,635£124,770£122,486
L43£123,057£131,353£126,539£124,274

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) Payments

By taking on some extra responsibilities you can get extra payments. To qualify for a TLR payment, teacher must take on duties that include: “a significant responsibility that is not required of all classroom teachers”. For example you can develop and enhance the teaching practice of others or help on the educational progress of pupils other than the class assigned to you.

TLR payment 1TLR payment 2TLR payment 3SEN allowance
Minimum£8,706£3,017£600£2,384
Maximum£14,732£7,368£2,975£4,703

Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale. Teacher Pay Scale 2022-23

Many schools require a “qualified teacher status” (QTS) from their teachers. In some schools you can work without this status as an unqualified teacher. Your salary will be based on the scale below.

Pay range/pointEngland excluding London and FringeInner LondonOuter LondonLondon Fringe
1£19,340£24,254£22,924£20,594
2£21,559£26,473£25,144£22,810
3£23,777£28,692£27,362£25,029
4£25,733£30,647£29,323£26,984
5£27,954£32,863£31,539£29,203
6£30,172£35,081£33,759£31,421

Teacher Pay Scales 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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