We have revised the NEU pay calculator following the pay announcement for school teachers in England on 21 July. 

Please find below information on the advisory pay points recommended for 1 September 2020 by the School Teachers' Review Body and accepted by the Government.

See also Joint union advice on school teachers’ pay 2020-21.

Increases and new pay values effective from 1 September 2020

Pay range/point

% increase

England excluding London and Fringe

Inner London

Outer London

London Fringe

Main Pay Range

M1

5.50%

£25,714

£32,157

£29,915

£26,948

M2

4.95%

£27,600

£33,658

£31,604

£28,828

M3

4.40%

£29,664

£35,226

£33,383

£30,883

M4

3.85%

£31,778

£36,866

£35,264

£32,999

M5

3.30%

£34,100

£39,492

£38,052

£35,307

M6

2.75%

£36,961

£42,624

£41,136

£38,174

Upper Pay Range

U1

2.75%

£38,690

£46,971

£42,559

£39,864

U2

2.75%

£40,124

£49,279

£44,133

£41,295

U3

2.75%

£41,604

£50,935

£45,766

£42,780

Leadership Pay Range

Minimum

2.75%

£42,195

£50,167

£45,542

£43,356

Maximum

2.75%

£117,197

£125,098

£120,513

£118,356

Leading Practitioner Range

Minimum

2.75%

£42,402

£50,415

£45,766

£43,570

Maximum

2.75%

£64,461

£72,480

£67,828

£65,631

Unqualified Teacher Range

Minimum

2.75%

£18,169

£22,849

£21,582

£19,363

Maximum

2.75%

£28,735

£33,410

£32,151

£29,924

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 increase for 2020-21. 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 2020-21.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here

  2019 2020  
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £24,373 £2,031.08 £25,714 £2,142.83
M2 £26,298 £2,191.50 £27,600 £2,300.00
M3 £28,413 £2,367.75 £29,664 £2,472.00
M4 £30,599 £2,549.92 £31,778 £2,648.17
M5 £33,010 £2,750.83 £34,100 £2,841.67
M6 £35,971 £2,997.58 £36,961 £3,080.08
         
U1 £37,654 £3,137.83 £38,690 £3,224.17
U2 £39,050 £3,254.17 £40,124 £3,343.67
U3 £40,490 £3,374.17 £41,604 £3,467.00

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 increase for 2020-21.   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 2020-21.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here 

 
2019 2020  
  Annual Monthly Annual  Monthly
M1 £30,480 £2,540.00 £32,157 £2,679.75
M2 £32,070 £2,672.50 £33,658 £2,804.83
M3 £33,741 £2,811.75 £35,226 £2,935.50
M4 £35,499 £2,958.25 £36,866 £3,072.17
M5 £38,230 £3,185.83 £39,492 £3,291.00
M6 £41,483 £3,456.92 £42,624 £3,552.00    
         
U1 £45,713 £3,809.42 £46,971 £3,914.25
U2 £47,960 £3,996.67 £49,279 £4,106.58
U3 £49,571 £4,130.92 £50,935 £4,244.58

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 increase for 2020-21. 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 2020-21.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here 

  2019   2020  
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £28,355 £2,362.92 £29,915 £2,492.92
M2 £30,113 £2,509.42 £31,604 £2,633.67
M3 £31,976 £2,664.67 £33,383 £2,781.92
M4 £33,956 £2,829.67 £35,264 £2,938.67
M5 £36,836 £3,069.67 £38,052 £3,171.00
M6 £40,035 £3,336.25 £41,136 £3,428.00
         
U1 £41,419 £3,451.58 £42,559 £3,546.58
U2 £42,951 £3,579.25 £44,133 £3,677.75
U3 £44,541 £3,711.75 £45,766 £3,813.83

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 increase for 2020-21. 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 2020-21.

Leadership teachers and unqualified teachers should click here 

 
2019 2020  
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £25,543 £2,128.58 £26,948 £2,245.67
M2 £27,468 £2,289.00 £28,828 £2,402.33
M3 £29,581 £2,465.08 £30,883 £2,573.58
M4 £31,775 £2,647.92 £32,999 £2,749.92
M5 £34,179 £2,848.25 £35,307 £2,942.25
M6 £37,152 £3,096.00 £38,174 £3,181.17
         
U1 £38,797 £3,233.08 £39,864 £3,322.00
U2 £40,189 £3,349.08 £41,295 £3,441.25
U3 £41,635 £3,469.58 £42,780 £3,565.00

Wales

The pay scales for classroom teachers in Wales for 2020/21 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 2020-21.

  2019   2020  
  Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
M1 £24,906 £2,075.50 £27,018 £2,251.50
M2 £26,298 £2,191.50 £27,018 £2,251.50
M3 £28,413 £2,367.75 £29,188 £2,432.33
M4 £30,599 £2,549.92 £31,436 £2,619.67
M5 £33,010 £2,750.83 £33,912 £2,826.00
M6 £35,971 £2,997.58 £37,320 £3,110.00
         
U1 £37,654 £3,137.83 £38,690 £3,224.17
U2 £39,050 £3,254.17 £40,124 £3,343.67
U3 £40,490 £3,374.17 £41,604 £3,467.00

Other pay scales

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 increase for 2020-21. 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 2020-21.

Leading practitioner range

England (excl. the London Area)

Inner London Area

Outer London Area

Fringe Area

minimum

£42,402

£50,415

£45,766

£43,570

maximum

£64,461

£72,480

£67,828

£65,631

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments (inc Wales and SEN allowance)

TLR payment 1

TLR payment 2

TLR payment 3

SEN allowance

minimum

£8,291

£2,873

£571

£2,270

maximum

£14,030

£7,017

£2,833

£4,479

Unqualified teachers

England (excl. the London Area)

Inner London Area

Outer London Area

Fringe Area

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

Leadership group pay range

England excluding London and Fringe

Inner London

Outer London

Fringe

Wales

1

£42,195

£50,167

£45,542

£43,356

£42,195

2

£43,251

£51,229

£46,601

£44,415

£43,251

3

£44,331

£52,313

£47,676

£45,495

£44,331

4

£45,434

£53,414

£48,785

£46,604

£45,434

5

£46,566

£54,552

£49,919

£47,737

£46,566

6

£47,735

£55,715

£51,082

£48,901

£47,735

7

£49,019

£57,003

£52,371

£50,190

£49,019

8

£50,151

£58,132

£53,499

£51,314

£50,151

9

£51,402

£59,380

£54,750

£52,568

£51,402

10

£52,723

£60,701

£56,072

£53,888

£52,723

11

£54,091

£62,066

£57,436

£55,254

£54,091

12

£55,338

£63,319

£58,688

£56,506

£55,338

13

£56,721

£64,700

£60,073

£57,890

£56,721

14

£58,135

£66,114

£61,479

£59,302

£58,135

15

£59,581

£67,556

£62,926

£60,744

£59,581

16

£61,166

£69,146

£64,514

£62,333

£61,166

17

£62,570

£70,552

£65,921

£63,746

£62,570

18

£64,143

£72,125

£67,496

£65,310

£64,143

19

£65,735

£73,715

£69,087

£66,900

£65,735

20

£67,364

£75,345

£70,713

£68,536

£67,364

21

£69,031

£77,011

£72,383

£70,204

£69,031

22

£70,745

£78,725

£74,090

£71,914

£70,745

23

£72,497

£80,472

£75,842

£73,661

£72,497

24

£74,295

£82,277

£77,643

£75,466

£74,295

25

£76,141

£84,119

£79,489

£77,307

£76,141

26

£78,025

£86,001

£81,372

£79,195

£78,025

27

£79,958

£87,933

£83,305

£81,124

£79,958

28

£81,942

£89,919

£85,290

£83,105

£81,942

29

£83,971

£91,953

£87,316

£85,139

£83,971

30

£86,061

£94,039

£89,406

£87,221

£86,061

31

£88,187

£96,168

£91,539

£89,357

£88,187

32

£90,379

£98,355

£93,724

£91,549

£90,379

33

£92,624

£100,604

£95,975

£93,795

£92,624

34

£94,914

£102,894

£98,263

£96,083

£94,914

35

£97,273

£105,253

£100,620

£98,443

£97,273

36

£99,681

£107,658

£103,026

£100,848

£99,681

37

£102,159

£110,142

£105,509

£103,327

£102,159

38

£104,687

£112,664

£108,037

£105,855

£104,687

39

£107,239

£115,215

£110,584

£108,402

£107,239

40

£109,914

£117,898

£113,266

£111,086

£109,914

41

£112,660

£120,645

£116,010

£113,828

£112,660

42

£115,483

£123,461

£118,828

£116,653

£115,483

43

£117,197

£125,098

£120,513

£118,356

£117,197

Headteacher pay ranges

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area  £

Fringe Area £

Group 1

63,508

71,411

66,827

64,663

Group 2

68,347

76,249

71,666

69,509

Group 3

73,559

81,461

76,874

74,718

Group 4

79,167

87,062

82,480

80,320

Group 5

87,313

95,216

90,632

88,472

Group 6

96,310

104,211

99,624

97,468

Group 7

106,176

114,074

109,489

107,328

Group 8

117,197

125,098

120,513

118,356

Headteacher group one

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

6

47,735

55,715

51,082

48,901

7

48,987

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

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

58,136

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*

63,508

71,411

66,827

64,663

Headteacher group two

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

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

58,136

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

64,828

19

65,735

73,715

69,087

66,900

20

67,364

75,345

70,713

68,536

21*

68,347

76,249

71,666

69,509

Headteacher group three

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

58,136

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

64,828

19

65,735

73,715

69,087

66,900

20

67,364

75,345

70,713

68,536

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*

73,559

81,461

76,874

74,718

Headteacher group four

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

64,828

19

65,735

73,715

69,087

66,900

20

67,364

75,345

70,713

68,536

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

81,706

77,643

75,466

25

76,141

84,119

79,489

77,307

26

78,025

86,001

81,372

79,195

27*

79,167

87,062

82,480

80,320

Headteacher group five

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

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

81,706

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

31*

87,313

95,216

90,632

88,472

Headteacher group six

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

81,706

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

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*

96,310

104,211

99,624

97,468

Headteacher group seven

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

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*

106,176

114,074

109,489

107,328

Headteacher group eight

England (excl. the London Area) £

Inner London Area £

Outer London Area £

Fringe Area £

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

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

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