You might be surprised to learn that teachers in London make significantly more than the average salary for workers in the city. In fact, teachers in London earn an average of £37,500 per year – that’s nearly £10,000 more than the average salary for workers in the city.
So, if you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, or are already working as a teacher in London, you can rest assured that you’re earning a good wage
Newly qualified teacher (NQT) salary
In their first year of teaching, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in London will earn a minimum salary of £29,664. This rises to £31,211 in their second year and £32,157 in their third year. After three years, NQTs will move on to the main pay scale, where salaries start at £33,462 and increase incrementally each year to a maximum of £39,698.
Qualified teacher salary
In London, the average qualified teacher salary is £37,500. The roles of early years educators, primary school teachers and secondary school teachers are all vital in ensuring that children in the city receive a high-quality education.
Unqualified teacher salary
The average salary for an unqualified teacher in London is £22,817. This is based on 33 salaries submitted by anonymous users to Glassdoor.co.uk.
Supply teacher salary
The average salary for a Supply Teacher is £110 per day in London, which is 9% above the national average.
There is a lot of variation in the salary of headteachers across London. The average salary for a headteacher in Inner London is £60,841, while the average salary for a headteacher in Outer London is £54,358. However, these figures can vary significantly depending on the size and type of school. For example, headteachers of large secondary schools in Inner London can earn up to £100,000.
Teachers pay scales
The average salary for a teacher in London is £34,943, which is 9% higher than the average salary for a teacher in the rest of the UK.
Additional payments and benefits
In addition to their salaries, teachers in London can expect to receive a number of additional payments and benefits. These include:
– An annual bonus of up to £2,000, depending on performance
– A recruitment and retention bonus of £3,000 for those who teach in shortage subjects
– A housing allowance of up to £3,000 per year
– Free travel on public transport in London
– A discount on Council Tax
Teaching assistant salary
As of Nov 2020, the average salary for a Teaching Assistant in London is £24,471. This is 5.2% lower than the UK average.
Early years teacher (EYT) salary
In London, an early years teacher (EYT) can expect to earn an average salary of £40,000. This is slightly higher than the national average salary for this profession, which stands at £39,000.