A person working in Teaching / Education in Australia typically earns around 95,400 AUD per year. Salaries range from 46,200 AUD (lowest average) to 158,000 AUD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||103,000 AUD|
|Academic Coach||103,000 AUD|
|Academic Manager||112,000 AUD|
|Academic Specialist||85,500 AUD|
|Academic Staff||74,900 AUD|
|Achievement Coach||99,600 AUD|
|Admissions Specialist||85,100 AUD|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||78,000 AUD|
|Anthropology Teacher||81,100 AUD|
|Arabic Language Teacher||73,800 AUD|
|Archeology Teacher||78,400 AUD|
|Architecture Teacher||86,400 AUD|
|Art Teacher||69,500 AUD|
|Assistant School Principal||100,000 AUD|
|Assistant Teacher||69,900 AUD|
|Biochemistry Professor||116,000 AUD|
|Biology Teacher||79,400 AUD|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||94,600 AUD|
|Business Teacher||82,200 AUD|
|Chemistry Teacher||76,900 AUD|
|Child Care Coordinator||80,200 AUD|
|Child Care Worker||65,500 AUD|
|Clinical School Psychologist||117,000 AUD|
|College Aide||96,700 AUD|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||104,000 AUD|
|College President||156,000 AUD|
|Communications Teacher||82,400 AUD|
|Community Education Officer||66,500 AUD|
|Computer Science Teacher||71,300 AUD|
|Computer Teacher||72,100 AUD|
|Creative Writing Trainer||88,300 AUD|
|Credit Counselor||92,500 AUD|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||78,300 AUD|
|Curriculum Developer||103,000 AUD|
|Curriculum Specialist||105,000 AUD|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||98,100 AUD|
|Director of Learning Technology||102,000 AUD|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||89,400 AUD|
|Economics Lecturer||135,000 AUD|
|Education Administrator||89,400 AUD|
|Education Assistant Director||98,900 AUD|
|Education Assistant Principal||88,100 AUD|
|Education Assistant Professor||108,000 AUD|
|Education Consultant||106,000 AUD|
|Education Coordinator||86,500 AUD|
|Education Counselor||87,100 AUD|
|Education Director||134,000 AUD|
|Education Program Specialist||97,000 AUD|
|Education Researcher||111,000 AUD|
|Education Resource Specialist||85,500 AUD|
|Education Services Facilitator||91,400 AUD|
|Educational Psychologist||125,000 AUD|
|EFL Teacher||78,000 AUD|
|eLearning Trainer||68,500 AUD|
|Elementary School Teacher||64,700 AUD|
|Engineering Lecturer||127,000 AUD|
|Engineering Teacher||107,000 AUD|
|English Teacher||71,800 AUD|
|ESL Teacher||77,200 AUD|
|Faculty Assistant||95,300 AUD|
|Foreign Language Teacher||72,500 AUD|
|GED Teacher||68,600 AUD|
|Geography Teacher||73,000 AUD|
|Head of Mathematics Department||102,000 AUD|
|Head of School||127,000 AUD|
|High School Teacher||89,400 AUD|
|History Teacher||79,700 AUD|
|Infant Teacher||57,800 AUD|
|Instructional Assistant||84,800 AUD|
|Kindergarten Teacher||64,700 AUD|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||65,300 AUD|
|Law Teacher||116,000 AUD|
|Learning Designer||97,800 AUD|
|Library Assistant||51,800 AUD|
|Library Director||95,700 AUD|
|Library Specialist||67,400 AUD|
|Life Sciences Teacher||79,500 AUD|
|Math Lecturer||147,000 AUD|
|Mathematics Teacher||89,400 AUD|
|Middle School Teacher||78,700 AUD|
|Music Teacher||75,300 AUD|
|Nursery Manager||113,000 AUD|
|Nursery Worker||47,300 AUD|
|Physical Education Specialist||86,000 AUD|
|Physical Education Teacher||73,000 AUD|
|Physics Teacher||81,500 AUD|
|Political Science Teacher||78,500 AUD|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||128,000 AUD|
|Preschool Education Administrator||85,600 AUD|
|Preschool Teacher||65,700 AUD|
|Primary School Teacher||67,900 AUD|
|Product Specialist||89,900 AUD|
|Professor - Accounting||144,000 AUD|
|Professor - Architecture||149,000 AUD|
|Professor - Biology||132,000 AUD|
|Professor - Business Administration||130,000 AUD|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||144,000 AUD|
|Professor - Chemistry||144,000 AUD|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||135,000 AUD|
|Professor - Communication||136,000 AUD|
|Professor - Computer Science||145,000 AUD|
|Professor - Dentistry||153,000 AUD|
|Professor - Drama||129,000 AUD|
|Professor - Economics||141,000 AUD|
|Professor - Education||140,000 AUD|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||148,000 AUD|
|Professor - English||136,000 AUD|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||147,000 AUD|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||138,000 AUD|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||145,000 AUD|
|Professor - History||134,000 AUD|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||135,000 AUD|
|Professor - Law||148,000 AUD|
|Professor - Legal Support||133,000 AUD|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||141,000 AUD|
|Professor - Marketing||134,000 AUD|
|Professor - Mathematics||156,000 AUD|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||154,000 AUD|
|Professor - Medical Administration||143,000 AUD|
|Professor - Medicine||149,000 AUD|
|Professor - Music||126,000 AUD|
|Professor - Nursing||131,000 AUD|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||140,000 AUD|
|Professor - Philosophy||143,000 AUD|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||152,000 AUD|
|Professor - Physics||159,000 AUD|
|Professor - Psychology||132,000 AUD|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||125,000 AUD|
|Professor - Social Work||124,000 AUD|
|Professor - Sociology||137,000 AUD|
|Professor - Special Education||142,000 AUD|
|Psychology Teacher||117,000 AUD|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||120,000 AUD|
|School Counselor||109,000 AUD|
|Science Educator||77,800 AUD|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||67,600 AUD|
|Science Teacher||76,500 AUD|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||81,900 AUD|
|Secondary School Teacher||76,700 AUD|
|Special Education Teacher||78,100 AUD|
|Special Needs Assistant||67,800 AUD|
|Statistics Lecturer||139,000 AUD|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||77,000 AUD|
|Student Development Specialist||89,500 AUD|
|Student Employment Specialist||86,000 AUD|
|Student Services||69,700 AUD|
|Student Support Manager||89,300 AUD|
|Substitute Teacher||65,500 AUD|
|Teacher Aide||60,600 AUD|
|Teacher Trainer||96,100 AUD|
|Training and Development Specialist||105,000 AUD|
|Training Coordinator||67,300 AUD|
|University Teacher||136,000 AUD|
|Vocational Education Teacher||76,800 AUD|
Teaching / Education salaries in Australia range from 46,200 AUD per year (minimum average salary) to 158,000 AUD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 89,700 AUD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 89,700 AUD while the other half are earning more than 89,700 AUD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 61,100 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 61,100 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 116,000 AUD while 25% are earning more than 116,000 AUD.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Australia costs anywhere from 38,100 Australian Dollar(s) to 114,000 Australian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Teaching / Education professionals in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Australia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
49% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Australia earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Teaching / Education salaries in Australia are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 4% more than that of All Jobs.
|Gold Coast-Tweed||103,000 AUD|
|Sunshine Coast||97,400 AUD|