Teacher pay

Pay scales for teachers and leaders in England from September 2021

Most scales remain the same in 2021 as last year due to the pay freeze for most public sector workers

Most scales remain the same in 2021 as last year due to the pay freeze for most public sector workers

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The new teacher and school leadership pay scales for 2021-22 have been confirmed by the Department for Education.

It follows the announcement at last year’s spending review of a pay freeze for all public sector workers earning more than £24,000 a year. Those earning less are supposed to get a pay rise of at least £250, though this applies to very few teachers.

As a result, only the salary ranges below that threshold have changed, and most teacher and all leadership pay scales remain the same as they were in 2020-21.

While local authority-maintained schools are required to follow these pay scales, academies and free schools are allowed to set their own scales.

Here are the new pay rates, effective from September 1 2021.

Classroom teachers

Leadership

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Classroom teachers

England excluding London
Unqualified teacher pay range20202021
Minimum 18,16918,419
Maximum28,73528,735
Main pay range
Minimum 25,71425,714
Maximum36,96136,961
Upper pay range
Minimum 38,69038,690
Maximum41,60441,604
Leading practitioner pay range
Minimum 42,40242,402
Maximum64,46164,461
Fringe area
Unqualified teacher pay range20202021
Minimum 19,36319,613
Maximum29,92429,924
Main pay range
Minimum 26,94826,948
Maximum38,17438,174
Upper pay range
Minimum 39,86439,864
Maximum42,78042,780
Leading practitioner pay range
Minimum 43,57043,570
Maximum65,63165,631
Outer London area
Unqualified teacher pay range20202021
Minimum 21,58221,832
Maximum32,15132,151
Main pay range
Minimum 29,91529,915
Maximum41,13641,136
Upper pay range
Minimum 42,55942,559
Maximum45,76645,766
Leading practitioner pay range
Minimum 45,76645,766
Maximum67,82867,828
Inner London area
Unqualified teacher pay range20202021
Minimum 22,84923,099
Maximum33,41033,410
Main pay range
Minimum 32,15732,157
Maximum42,62442,624
Upper pay range
Minimum 46,97146,971
Maximum50,93550,935
Leading practitioner pay range
Minimum 50,41550,415
Maximum72,46072,460

Leadership

England excluding London
20202021
Leadership minimum42,19542,195
Headteacher group20202021
147,735 – 63,50847,735 – 63,508
250,151 – 68,34750,151 – 68,347
354,091 – 73,55954,091 – 73,559
458,135 – 79,16758,135 – 79,167
564,143 – 87,31364,143 – 87,313
669,031 – 96,31069,031 – 96,310
774,295 – 106,17674,295 – 106,176
881,942 – 117,19781,942 – 117,197
Fringe area
20202021
Leadership minimum43,35643,356
Headteacher group20202021
148,901 – 64,66348,901 – 64,663
251,314 – 69,50951,314 – 69,509
355,254 – 74,71855,254 – 74,718
459,302 – 80,32059,302 – 80,320
565,310 – 88,47265,310 – 88,472
670,204 – 97,46870,204 – 97,468
775,466 – 107,32875,466 – 107,328
883,105 – 118,35683,105 – 118,356
Outer London area
20202021
Leadership minimum45,54245,542
Headteacher group20202021
151,082 – 66,82751,082 – 66,827
253,499 – 71,66653,499 – 71,666
357,436 – 76,87457,436 – 76,874
461,479 – 82,48061,479 – 82,480
567,496 – 90,63267,496 – 90,632
672,383 – 99,62472,383 – 99,624
777,643 – 109,48977,643 – 109,489
885,290 – 120,51385,290 – 120,513
Inner London area
20202021
Leadership minimum50,16750,167
Headteacher group20202021
155,715 – 71,41155,715 – 71,411
258,132 – 76,24958,132 – 76,249
362,066 – 81,46162,066 – 81,461
466,114 – 87,06266,114 – 87,062
572,125 – 95,21672,125 – 95,216
677,011 – 104,21177,011 – 104,211
782,277 – 114,07482,277 – 114,074
889,919 – 125,09889,919 – 125,098


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  1. The pay freeze also hits the pension calculation. Final salary pensions use salaries adjusted for inflation, but only from the date they are changed…so 2020’s salary will miss out on at least one year’s worth of inflation.

    The last freeze back in 2010-2013 has resulted in pensioners receiving 6.5% less every year.