A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in United Kingdom typically earns around 93,000 GBP per year. Salaries range from 45,600 GBP (lowest) to 145,000 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Secondary School Teacher salaries in United Kingdom range from 45,600 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 145,000 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 94,900 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 94,900 GBP while the other half are earning more than 94,900 GBP. 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 63,200 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 63,200 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 122,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 122,000 GBP.
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 your wage. We broke down Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 54,000 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 69,500 GBP per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 95,800 GBP per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 119,000 GBP per year, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 127,000 GBP per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 136,000 GBP per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 67,500 GBP per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 108,000 GBP per year, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 49,700 Pound Sterling(s) to 149,000 Pound Sterling(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, 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 Secondary School Teacher employees in United Kingdom earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
Secondary School Teacher(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 United Kingdom 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.
A Secondary School Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Secondary School Teacher employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Secondary School Teacher salaries in United Kingdom are on the rise 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 Secondary School Teacher is 25% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||127,000 GBP||+37%|
|Academic Coach||125,000 GBP||+34%|
|Academic Manager||140,000 GBP||+51%|
|Academic Specialist||109,000 GBP||+17%|
|Academic Staff||96,600 GBP||+4%|
|Achievement Coach||130,000 GBP||+40%|
|Admissions Specialist||111,000 GBP||+19%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||98,100 GBP||+5%|
|Anthropology Teacher||98,900 GBP||+6%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||90,900 GBP||-2%|
|Archeology Teacher||102,000 GBP||+10%|
|Architecture Teacher||114,000 GBP||+23%|
|Art Teacher||88,700 GBP||-5%|
|Assistant School Principal||132,000 GBP||+42%|
|Assistant Teacher||88,700 GBP||-5%|
|Biochemistry Professor||147,000 GBP||+58%|
|Biology Teacher||106,000 GBP||+14%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||120,000 GBP||+29%|
|Business Teacher||102,000 GBP||+10%|
|Chemistry Teacher||94,200 GBP||+1%|
|Child Care Coordinator||99,900 GBP||+7%|
|Child Care Worker||82,800 GBP||-11%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||149,000 GBP||+60%|
|College Aide||120,000 GBP||+29%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||131,000 GBP||+41%|
|College President||200,000 GBP||+120%|
|Communications Teacher||98,500 GBP||+6%|
|Community Education Officer||88,700 GBP||-5%|
|Computer Science Teacher||97,700 GBP||+5%|
|Computer Teacher||93,900 GBP||+1%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||117,000 GBP||+26%|
|Credit Counselor||122,000 GBP||+31%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||100,000 GBP||+8%|
|Curriculum Developer||137,000 GBP||+47%|
|Curriculum Specialist||124,000 GBP||+33%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||119,000 GBP||+28%|
|Director of Learning Technology||139,000 GBP||+49%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||111,000 GBP||+19%|
|Economics Lecturer||176,000 GBP||+89%|
|Education Administrator||112,000 GBP||+20%|
|Education Assistant Director||128,000 GBP||+38%|
|Education Assistant Principal||111,000 GBP||+19%|
|Education Assistant Professor||138,000 GBP||+48%|
|Education Consultant||147,000 GBP||+58%|
|Education Coordinator||107,000 GBP||+15%|
|Education Counselor||121,000 GBP||+30%|
|Education Director||170,000 GBP||+83%|
|Education Program Specialist||128,000 GBP||+38%|
|Education Researcher||149,000 GBP||+60%|
|Education Resource Specialist||105,000 GBP||+13%|
|Education Services Facilitator||114,000 GBP||+23%|
|Educational Psychologist||159,000 GBP||+71%|
|EFL Teacher||101,000 GBP||+9%|
|eLearning Trainer||92,400 GBP||-1%|
|Elementary School Teacher||81,300 GBP||-13%|
|Engineering Lecturer||172,000 GBP||+85%|
|Engineering Teacher||134,000 GBP||+44%|
|English Teacher||89,800 GBP||-3%|
|ESL Teacher||105,000 GBP||+13%|
|Faculty Assistant||122,000 GBP||+31%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||91,700 GBP||-1%|
|GED Teacher||86,600 GBP||-7%|
|Geography Teacher||96,600 GBP||+4%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||140,000 GBP||+51%|
|Head of School||171,000 GBP||+84%|
|High School Teacher||108,000 GBP||+16%|
|History Teacher||98,100 GBP||+5%|
|Infant Teacher||74,100 GBP||-20%|
|Instructional Assistant||101,000 GBP||+9%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||77,000 GBP||-17%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||81,700 GBP||-12%|
|Law Teacher||143,000 GBP||+54%|
|Learning Designer||116,000 GBP||+25%|
|Library Assistant||64,400 GBP||-31%|
|Library Director||116,000 GBP||+25%|
|Library Specialist||88,200 GBP||-5%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||100,000 GBP||+8%|
|Math Lecturer||177,000 GBP||+90%|
|Mathematics Teacher||114,000 GBP||+23%|
|Middle School Teacher||107,000 GBP||+15%|
|Music Teacher||96,200 GBP||+3%|
|Nursery Manager||148,000 GBP||+59%|
|Nursery Worker||62,900 GBP||-32%|
|Physical Education Specialist||114,000 GBP||+23%|
|Physical Education Teacher||89,100 GBP||-4%|
|Physics Teacher||105,000 GBP||+13%|
|Political Science Teacher||100,000 GBP||+8%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||160,000 GBP||+72%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||113,000 GBP||+21%|
|Preschool Teacher||81,000 GBP||-13%|
|Primary School Teacher||86,200 GBP||-7%|
|Product Specialist||107,000 GBP||+15%|
|Professor - Accounting||183,000 GBP||+97%|
|Professor - Architecture||191,000 GBP||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||172,000 GBP||+85%|
|Professor - Business Administration||173,000 GBP||+86%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||195,000 GBP||+110%|
|Professor - Chemistry||178,000 GBP||+91%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||170,000 GBP||+83%|
|Professor - Communication||173,000 GBP||+86%|
|Professor - Computer Science||188,000 GBP||+100%|
|Professor - Dentistry||182,000 GBP||+96%|
|Professor - Drama||172,000 GBP||+85%|
|Professor - Economics||191,000 GBP||+110%|
|Professor - Education||175,000 GBP||+88%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||187,000 GBP||+100%|
|Professor - English||174,000 GBP||+87%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||192,000 GBP||+110%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||165,000 GBP||+77%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||176,000 GBP||+89%|
|Professor - History||182,000 GBP||+96%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||168,000 GBP||+81%|
|Professor - Law||188,000 GBP||+100%|
|Professor - Legal Support||172,000 GBP||+85%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||185,000 GBP||+99%|
|Professor - Marketing||185,000 GBP||+99%|
|Professor - Mathematics||188,000 GBP||+100%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||189,000 GBP||+100%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||195,000 GBP||+110%|
|Professor - Medicine||207,000 GBP||+120%|
|Professor - Music||161,000 GBP||+73%|
|Professor - Nursing||170,000 GBP||+83%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||184,000 GBP||+98%|
|Professor - Philosophy||172,000 GBP||+85%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||186,000 GBP||+100%|
|Professor - Physics||198,000 GBP||+110%|
|Professor - Psychology||184,000 GBP||+98%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||160,000 GBP||+72%|
|Professor - Social Work||162,000 GBP||+74%|
|Professor - Sociology||182,000 GBP||+96%|
|Professor - Special Education||172,000 GBP||+85%|
|Psychology Teacher||142,000 GBP||+53%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||146,000 GBP||+57%|
|School Counselor||136,000 GBP||+46%|
|Science Educator||99,700 GBP||+7%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||88,000 GBP||-5%|
|Science Teacher||101,000 GBP||+9%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||102,000 GBP||+10%|
|Secondary School Teacher||93,000 GBP||-0%|
|Special Education Teacher||102,000 GBP||+10%|
|Special Needs Assistant||85,700 GBP||-8%|
|Statistics Lecturer||165,000 GBP||+77%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||93,500 GBP||+1%|
|Student Development Specialist||115,000 GBP||+24%|
|Student Employment Specialist||113,000 GBP||+21%|
|Student Services||86,200 GBP||-7%|
|Student Support Manager||124,000 GBP||+33%|
|Substitute Teacher||83,600 GBP||-10%|
|Teacher Aide||76,600 GBP||-18%|
|Teacher Trainer||115,000 GBP||+24%|
|Training and Development Specialist||132,000 GBP||+42%|
|Training Coordinator||85,900 GBP||-8%|
|University Teacher||171,000 GBP||+84%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||98,500 GBP||+6%|
|Kingston upon Hull||104,000 GBP|
|St Davids||84,500 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||87,200 GBP|