This advice (for England, Wales and in Welsh) from ASCL, NAHT, NEU, UCAC and Voice includes comprehensive pay scales for 2018-19 and how to apply them in your workplace. You can also download the scales shown below.

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Main pay range

  E&W (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area
1 (minimum) £23,720 £29,664 £27,596 £24,859
2 £25,594 £31,211 £29,307 £26,732
3 £27,652 £32,837 £31,120 £28,789
4 £29,780 £34,548 £33,047 £30,924
5 £32,126  £37,206 £35,850 £33,264
6 (maximum) £35,008 £40,372 £38,963 £36,157

Upper pay range

  E&W (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area
1 (minimum) £36,646 £44,489 £40,310 £37,758
2 £38,004 £46,676 £41,801 £39,113
3 (maximum) £39,406 £48,244 £43,348 £40,520

Leading practitioner range

  E&W (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area
minimum £40,162 £47,751 £43,348 £41,268
maximum £61,055 £68,652 £64,245 £62,164


Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments

  TLR payment 1 TLR payment 2 TLR payment 3 SEN allowance
minimum £7,853 £2,721 £540 £2,149
maximum £13,288 £6,646 £2,683 £4,242


Unqualified teachers

  E&W (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area
1 £17,208 £21,641 £20,441 £18,339
2 £19,210 £23,642 £22,443 £20,338
3 £21,210 £25,644 £24,445 £22,340
4 £23,212 £27,644 £26,450 £24,341
5 £25,215 £29,644 £28,450 £26,342
6 £27,216 £31,644 £30,452 £28,343


Leadership group pay range

  E&W (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area
1 £39,965 £47,517 £43,136 £41,065
2 £40,966 £48,522 £44,139 £42,069
3 £41,989 £49,549 £45,158 £43,091
4 £43,034 £50,592 £46,208 £44,142
5 £44,106 £51,670 £47,281 £45,215
6 £45,213 £52,771 £48,383 £46,318
7 £46,430 £53,992 £49,604 £47,538
8 £47,501 £55,061 £50,673 £48,603
9 £48,687 £56,243 £51,857 £49,791
10 £49,937 £57,494 £53,110 £51,041
11 £51,234 £58,787 £54,401 £52,335
12 £52,414 £59,974 £55,588 £53,521
13 £53,724 £61,282 £56,900 £54,832
14 £55,064 £62,621 £58,231 £56,169
15 £56,434 £63,987 £59,601 £57,535
16 £57,934 £65,493 £61,106 £59,040
17 £59,265 £66,825 £62,438 £60,378
18 £60,755 £68,315 £63,930 £61,860
19 £62,262 £69,821 £65,437 £63,366
20 £63,806 £71,365 £66,978 £64,915
21 £65,384 £72,943 £68,559 £66,496
22 £67,008 £74,567 £70,177 £68,115
23 £68,667 £76,221 £71,836 £69,770
24 £70,370 £77,930 £73,541 £71,480
25 £72,119 £79,675 £75,290 £73,223
26 £73,903 £81,458 £77,074 £75,012
27 £75,735 £83,288 £78,905 £76,838
28 £77,613 £85,169 £80,785 £78,715
29 £79,535 £87,095 £82,704 £80,642
30 £81,515 £89,072 £84,684 £82,614
31 £83,528 £91,089 £86,704 £84,637
32 £85,605 £93,160 £88,773 £86,713
33 £87,732 £95,290 £90,906 £88,840
34 £89,900 £97,459 £93,073 £91,008
35 £92,135 £99,694 £95,306 £93,243
36 £94,416 £101,971 £97,584 £95,521
37 £96,763 £104,325 £99,936 £97,869
38 £99,158 £106,713 £102,330 £100,263
39 £101,574 £109,129 £104,743 £102,676
40 £104,109 £111,671 £107,283 £105,218
41 £106,709 £114,273 £109,883 £107,816
42 £109,383 £116,940 £112,551 £110,491
43 £111,007 £118,490 £114,147 £112,105
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Pay toolkit

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