27-09-2019

Pay scales 2019-20

The joint union pay scales show the impact of the 2.75% uplift to the teachers’ pay ranges for 2019-20, when applied to the individual pay points.

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England

This is the pay scale for classroom teachers in England outside London and the Fringe Area

Use this table to check whether you’re being paid correctly. These pay scales, agreed by the NEU and other unions, include the Government’s 2.75% increase for 2019-20. Check these against the gross monthly pay figure on your pay slip, and ask your head teacher to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate rate for 2019-20.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here and use the NEU pay calculator to find the figures for their pay.

  2018 2019
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £23,720 £1,976.67 £24,373 £2,031.08
M2 £25,594 £2,132.83 £26,298 £2,191.50
M3 £27,652 £2,304.33 £28,413 £2,367.75
M4 £29,780 £2,481.67 £30,599 £2,549.92
M5 £32,126 £2,677.17 £33,010 £2,750.83
M6 £35,008 £2,917.33 £35,971 £2,997.58
         
U1 £36,646 £3,053.83 £37,654 £3,137.83
U2 £38,004 £3,167.00 £39,050 £3,254.17
U3 £39,406 £3,283.83 £40,490 £3,374.17

Inner London

This is the pay scale for classroom teachers in Inner London

  • Inner London borough list

    “the Inner London Area” means the area comprising the London boroughs of:
    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;

Use this table to check whether you’re being paid correctly. These pay scales, agreed by the NEU and other unions, include the Government’s 2.75% increase for 2019-20.   Check these against the gross monthly pay figure on your pay slip, and ask your head teacher to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate rate for 2019-20.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here and use the NEU pay calculator to find the figures for their pay.

  2018 2019
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £29,664 £2,472.00 £30,480 £2,540.00
M2 £31,211 £2,600.92 £32,070 £2,672.50
M3 £32,837 £2,736.42 £33,741 £2,811.75
M4 £34,548 £2,879.00 £35,499 £2,958.25
M5 £37,206 £3,100.50 £38,230 £3,185.83
M6 £40,372 £3,364.33 £41,483 £3,456.92
U1 £44,489 £3,707.42 £45,713 £3,809.42
U2 £46,676 £3,889.67 £47,960 £3,996.67
U3 £48,244 £4,020.33 £49,571 £4,130.92

Outer London

This is the pay scale for classroom teachers in Outer London

  • Outer London borough list

    “the Outer London Area” means the area comprising the London boroughs of:
    Barnet
    Bexley
    Bromley
    Croydon
    Enfield
    Harrow
    Havering
    Hillingdon,
    Hounslow
    Kingston-upon-Thames
    Redbridge
    Richmond-upon-Thames
    Sutton
    Waltham Forest

Use this table to check whether you’re being paid correctly. These pay scales, agreed by the NEU and other unions, include the Government’s 2.75% increase for 2019-20. Check these against the gross monthly pay figure on your pay slip, and ask your head teacher to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate rate for 2019-20.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here and use the NEU pay calculator to find the figures for their pay.

  2018 2019
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £27,596 £2,299.67 £28,355 £2,362.92
M2 £29,307 £2,442.25 £30,113 £2,509.42
M3 £31,120 £2,593.33 £31,976 £2,664.67
M4 £33,047 £2,753.92 £33,956 £2,829.67
M5 £35,850 £2,987.50 £36,836 £3,069.67
M6 £38,963 £3,246.92 £40,035 £3,336.25
         
U1 £40,310 £3,359.17 £41,419 £3,451.58
U2 £41,801 £3,483.42 £42,951 £3,579.25
U3 £43,348 £3,612.33 £44,541 £3,711.75

Fringe

This is the pay scale for classroom teachers in the Fringe Area.

  • Fringe Council and local authority list

    The Fringe area consists of the following District Council areas within county LAs:
    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.

Use this table to check whether you’re being paid correctly. These pay scales, agreed by the NEU and other unions, include the Government’s 2.75% increase for 2019-20. Check these against the gross monthly pay figure on your pay slip, and ask your head teacher to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate rate for 2019-20.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here and use the NEU pay calculator to find the figures for their pay.

  2018 2019
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £24,859 £2,071.58 £25,543 £2,128.58
M2 £26,732 £2,227.67 £27,468 £2,289.00
M3 £28,789 £2,399.08 £29,581 £2,465.08
M4 £30,924 £2,577.00 £31,775 £2,647.92
M5 £33,264 £2,772.00 £34,179 £2,848.25
M6 £36,157 £3,013.08 £37,152 £3,096.00
         
U1 £37,758 £3,146.50 £38,797 £3,233.08
U2 £39,113 £3,259.42 £40,189 £3,349.08
U3 £40,520 £3,376.67 £41,635 £3,469.58

Wales

The pay scales for classroom teachers in Wales for 2019/20 will be:

Use this table to check whether you’re being paid correctly. Check these against the gross monthly pay figure on your pay slip, and ask your head teacher to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate rate for 2019-20.

  2018 2019
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £23,720 £1,976.67 £24,906 £2,075.5
M2 £25,594 £2,132.83 £26,298 £2,191.50
M3 £27,652 £2,304.33 £28,413 £2,367.75
M4 £29,780 £2,481.67 £30,599 £2,549.92
M5 £32,126 £2,677.17 £33,010 £2,750.83
M6 £35,008 £2,917.33 £35,971 £2,997.58
         
U1 £36,646 £3,053.83 £37,654 £3,137.83
U2 £38,004 £3,167.00 £39,050 £3,254.17
U3 £39,406 £3,283.83 £40,490 £3,374.17

Use these tables to check whether you’re being paid correctly. These pay scales, agreed by the NEU and other unions, include the Government’s 2.75% increase for 2019-20. Check these against the gross monthly pay figure on your pay slip, and ask your head teacher to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate rate for 2019-20.

You can also use the NEU pay calculator to find the figures for your pay.

Leading practitioner range

  England (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area Wales*
Minimum £41267 £49065 £44541 £42403 £41267
Maximum £62735 £70540 £66012 £63874 £62735

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments (inc Wales*)

  TLR payment 1 TLR payment 2 TLR payment 3 SEN allowance
Minimum £8069 £2796 £555 £2209
Maximum £13654 £6829 £2757 £4359

Unqualified teachers

  England (excl. the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area Wales*
1 £17682 £22237 £21004 £18844 £17682
2 £19739 £24293 £23061 £20898 £19739
3 £21794 £26350 £25118 £22955 £21794
4 £23851 £28405 £27178 £25011 £23851
5 £25909 £30460 £29233 £27067 £25909
6 £27965 £32515 £31290 £29123 £27965

Leadership group pay range

England (excl. the London Area)

Inner London Area

Outer London Area

Fringe Area

Wales*

1

£41065

£48824

£44323

£42195

£41065

2

£42093

£49857

£45353

£43226

£42093

3

£43144

£50912

£46400

£44277

£43144

4

£44218

£51984

£47479

£45356

£44218

5

£45319

£53091

£48582

£46459

£45319

6

£46457

£54223

£49714

£47592

£46457

7

£47707

£55477

£50969

£48846

£47707

8

£48808

£56576

£52067

£49940

£48808

9

£50026

£57790

£53284

£51161

£50026

10

£51311

£59076

£54571

£52445

£51311

11

£52643

£60404

£55898

£53775

£52643

12

£53856

£61624

£57117

£54993

£53856

13

£55202

£62968

£58465

£56340

£55202

14

£56579

£64344

£59833

£57714

£56579

15

£57986

£65747

£61241

£59118

£57986

16

£59528

£67295

£62787

£60664

£59528

17

£60895

£68663

£64156

£62039

£60895

18

£62426

£70194

£65689

£63562

£62426

19

£63975

£71742

£67237

£65109

£63975

20

£65561

£73328

£68820

£66701

£65561

21

£67183

£74949

£70445

£68325

£67183

22

£68851

£76618

£72107

£69989

£68851

23

£70556

£78318

£73812

£71689

£70556

24

£72306

£80074

£75564

£73446

£72306

25

£74103

£81867

£77361

£75237

£74103

26

£75936

£83699

£79194

£77075

£75936

27

£77818

£85579

£81075

£78952

£77818

28

£79748

£87512

£83007

£80880

£79748

29

£81723

£89491

£84979

£82860

£81723

30

£83757

£91522

£87013

£84886

£83757

31

£85826

£93594

£89089

£86965

£85826

32

£87960

£95722

£91215

£89098

£87960

33

£90145

£97911

£93406

£91284

£90145

34

£92373

£100140

£95633

£93511

£92373

35

£94669

£102436

£97927

£95808

£94669

36

£97013

£104776

£100268

£98148

£97013

37

£99424

£107194

£102685

£100561

£99424

38

£101885

£109648

£105145

£103021

£101885

39

£104368

£112131

£107624

£105500

£104368

40

£106972

£114742

£110234

£108112

£106972

41

£109644

£117416

£112905

£110781

£109644

42

£112392

£120156

£115647

£113530

£112392

43

£114060

£121749

£117287

£115188

£114060

Headteacher pay ranges

England (excl. the London Area)

Inner London Area

Outer London Area 

Fringe Area

Group 1

£61,808

£69,499

£65,038

£62,932

Group 2

£66,517

£74,208

£69,747

£67,648

Group 3

£71,590

£79,280

£74,816

£72,718

Group 4

£77,048

£84,731

£80,272

£78,170

Group 5

£84,976

£92,667

£88,206

£86,104

Group 6

£93,732

£101,421

£96,957

£94,859

Group 7

£103,334

£111,020

£106,558

£104,455

Group 8

£114,060

£121,749

£117,287

£115,188

Headteacher group one

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

6

 46,457

 54,223

 49,714

 47,592

7

 47,707

 55,477

 50,969

 48,846

8

 48,808

 56,576

 52,067

 49,940

9

 50,026

 57,790

 53,284

 51,161

10

 51,311

 59,076

 54,571

 52,445

11

 52,643

 60,404

 55,898

 53,775

12

 53,856

 61,624

 57,117

 54,993

13

 55,202

 62,968

 58,465

 56,340

14

 56,579

 64,344

 59,833

 57,714

15

 57,986

 65,747

 61,241

 59,118

16

 59,528

 67,295

 62,787

 60,664

17

 60,895

 68,663

 64,156

 62,039

18*

 61,808

 69,499

 65,038

 62,932

Headteacher group two

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

8

 48,808

 56,576

 52,067

 49,940

9

 50,026

 57,790

 53,284

 51,161

10

 51,311

 59,076

 54,571

 52,445

11

 52,643

 60,404

 55,898

 53,775

12

 53,856

 61,624

 57,117

 54,993

13

 55,202

 62,968

 58,465

 56,340

14

 56,579

 64,344

 59,833

 57,714

15

 57,986

 65,747

 61,241

 59,118

16

 59,528

 67,295

 62,787

 60,664

17

 60,895

 68,663

 64,156

 62,039

18

 62,426

 70,194

 65,689

 63,562

19

 63,975

 71,742

 67,237

 65,109

20

 65,561

 73,328

 68,820

 66,701

21*

 66,517

 74,208

 69,747

 67,648

Headteacher group three

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

11

 52,643

 60,404

 55,898

 53,775

12

 53,856

 61,624

 57,117

 54,993

13

 55,202

 62,968

 58,465

 56,340

14

 56,579

 64,344

 59,833

 57,714

15

 57,986

 65,747

 61,241

 59,118

16

 59,528

 67,295

 62,787

 60,664

17

 60,895

 68,663

 64,156

 62,039

18

 62,426

 70,194

 65,689

 63,562

19

 63,975

 71,742

 67,237

 65,109

20

 65,561

 73,328

 68,820

 66,701

21

 67,183

 74,949

 70,445

 68,325

22

 68,851

 76,618

 72,107

 69,989

23

 70,556

 78,318

 73,812

 71,689

24*

 71,590

 79,280

 74,816

 72,718

Headteacher group four

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

14

 56,579

 64,344

 59,833

 57,714

15

 57,986

 65,747

 61,241

 59,118

16

 59,528

 67,295

 62,787

 60,664

17

 60,895

 68,663

 64,156

 62,039

18

 62,426

 70,194

 65,689

 63,562

19

 63,975

 71,742

 67,237

 65,109

20

 65,561

 73,328

 68,820

 66,701

21

 67,183

 74,949

 70,445

 68,325

22

 68,851

 76,618

 72,107

 69,989

23

 70,556

 78,318

 73,812

 71,689

24

 72,306

 80,074

 75,564

 73,446

25

 74,103

 81,867

 77,361

 75,237

26

 75,936

 83,699

 79,194

 77,075

27*

 77,048

 84,731

 80,272

 78,170

Headteacher group five

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

18

 62,426

 70,194

 65,689

 63,562

19

 63,975

 71,742

 67,237

 65,109

20

 65,561

 73,328

 68,820

 66,701

21

 67,183

 74,949

 70,445

 68,325

22

 68,851

 76,618

 72,107

 69,989

23

 70,556

 78,318

 73,812

 71,689

24

 72,306

 80,074

 75,564

 73,446

25

 74,103

 81,867

 77,361

 75,237

26

 75,936

 83,699

 79,194

 77,075

27

 77,818

 85,579

 81,075

 78,952

28

 79,748

 87,512

 83,007

 80,880

29

 81,723

 89,491

 84,979

 82,860

30

 83,757

 91,522

 87,013

 84,886

31*

 84,976

 92,667

 88,206

 86,104

Headteacher group six

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

21

 67,183

 74,949

 70,445

 68,325

22

 68,851

 76,618

 72,107

 69,989

23

 70,556

 78,318

 73,812

 71,689

24

 72,306

 80,074

 75,564

 73,446

25

 74,103

 81,867

 77,361

 75,237

26

 75,936

 83,699

 79,194

 77,075

27

 77,818

 85,579

 81,075

 78,952

28

 79,748

 87,512

 83,007

 80,880

29

 81,723

 89,491

 84,979

 82,860

30

 83,757

 91,522

 87,013

 84,886

31

 85,826

 93,594

 89,089

 86,965

32

 87,960

 95,722

 91,215

 89,098

33

 90,145

 97,911

 93,406

 91,284

34

 92,373

 100,140

 95,633

 93,511

35*

 93,732

 101,421

 96,957

 94,859

Headteacher group seven

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

24

72,306

80,074

75,564

73,446

25

74,103

81,867

77,361

75,237

26

75,936

83,699

79,194

77,075

27

77,818

85,579

81,075

78,952

28

79,748

87,512

83,007

80,880

29

81,723

89,491

84,979

82,860

30

83,757

91,522

87,013

84,886

31

85,826

93,594

89,089

86,965

32

87,960

95,722

91,215

89,098

33

90,145

97,911

93,406

91,284

34

92,373

100,140

95,633

93,511

35

94,669

102,436

97,927

95,808

36

97,013

104,776

100,268

98,148

37

99,424

107,194

102,685

100,561

38

101,885

109,648

105,145

103,021

39*

103,334

111,020

106,558

104,455

Headteacher group eight

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

28

79,748

87,512

83,007

80,880

29

81,723

89,491

84,979

82,860

30

83,757

91,522

87,013

84,886

31

85,826

93,594

89,089

86,965

32

87,960

95,722

91,215

89,098

33

90,145

97,911

93,406

91,284

34

92,373

100,140

95,633

93,511

35

94,669

102,436

97,927

95,808

36

97,013

104,776

100,268

98,148

37

99,424

107,194

102,685

100,561

38

101,885

109,648

105,145

103,021

39

104,368

112,131

107,624

105,500

40

106,972

114,742

110,234

108,112

41

109,644

117,416

112,905

110,781

42

112,392

120,156

115,647

113,530

43*

114,060

121,749

117,287

115,188

*The STPCD statutory maxima for the eight Headteacher Group Ranges no longer correspond with recommended scale points on the Leadership Group Range, or the corresponding point where it falls mid-range, due to the Government’s decision to freeze those maxima in 2015.  We jointly advise that the statutory maxima should only be used where they are the maximum point of a headteacher’s individual range and the discretion to exceed the maximum of the range has not been exercised.

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