Department of Education

Salaries and teaching levels


Graduate teachers

You are referred to as a graduate teacher for the first two years or eight school terms that you teach. If you are a four year trained teacher, you start on salary Level 2.1 and progress to Level 2.2 after 12 months of satisfactory service.

You are also eligible for a Graduate Allowance of up to $1,600 a year for your first two years. This allowance assists you with personal and professional costs in establishing yourself as a teacher.

After two years of satisfactory teaching service, you progress to teacher Level 2.3.

If you are a career changer, your work experiences and previous qualifications may be taken into account when determining your starting salary. We consider each application to start above the graduate salary on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the Department of Education's Recognition of Prior Service and Recognition as a five year trained teacher based on qualifications guidelines. Eligible teachers with an active Employee Identification Number are responsible for submitting their requests to teachinwa@education.wa.edu.au for assessment.

* This does not include $1,600 per annum graduate allowance.
Level Salary as at December 2016
2.1 $68,137*
2.2 $74,760*

Find out more about the conditions and allowances for teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2014.

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Teachers

Teachers performing satisfactory teaching service receive an annual increment each year until they reach Level 2.9.

Teachers on appointment to the Department of Education may be placed on a higher salary level based on recognition of outside service. It is the responsibility of the experienced teacher applying for salary grade recognition to provide evidence of outside service from their previous employers as outlined in the Department's Recognition of Prior Service guidelines. The guidelines outline the essential criteria and required format for recognition. Eligible teachers with an active Employee Identification Number can submit their requests to teachinwa@education.wa.edu.au for assessment.

Level Salary as at December 2016
2.2 $74,760
2.3 $81,820
2.4 $85,027
2.5 $88,361
2.6 $91,824
2.7 $95,423
2.8 $99,163
2.9 $103,049

Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2014.

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Senior Teacher

If you are a teacher with considerable experience, you may be eligible for Senior Teacher status. The Senior Teacher salary rewards the excellent work and professionalism of experienced classroom teachers.

Level Salary as at December 2016
Senior Teacher $107,089

Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2014.

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Level 3 Classroom Teacher

If you are an exemplary teacher, you may be eligible for Level 3 Classroom Teacher status. Recognised for your professionalism, leadership and quality teaching, you are rewarded with a pay increase.

Level Salary as at December 2016
Level 3.1 Classroom Teacher $111,287
Level 3.2 Classroom Teacher $114,626

Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2014.

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School leaders

Teachers are encouraged to consider career advancement opportunities at school and regional levels. If you would like to move into a school leadership position including head of learning area, deputy principal or principal, you can apply for advertised positions on Jobs WA. Expressions of interest and short term leadership appointments can also be listed on the internal jobs board.

Find out more about the salary, conditions and allowances of school leaders in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2014.
 

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