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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 $1600 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.

* This does not include $1600 an annum graduate allowance.
Level Salary as at December 2012 Salary as at December 2013
2.1 $60,545* $63,118*
2.2 $66,431* $69,254*

Find out more about the conditions and allowances for teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2011.

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Teachers

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

If you are an experienced teacher, you are paid a salary according to the number of years you have been teaching.

Level Salary as at December 2012 Salary as at December 2013
2.3 $72,703 $75,793
2.4 $75,553 $78,764
2.5 $78,515 $81,852
2.6 $81,592 $85,060
2.7 $84,790 $88,394
2.8 $88,113 $91,858
2.9 $91,567 $95,459

Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2011.

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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 2012 Salary as at December 2013
Senior Teacher $95,157 $99,201

Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2011.

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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 2012 Salary as at December 2013
Level 3.1 Classroom Teacher $98,887 $103,090
Level 3.2 Classroom Teacher $101,853 $106,182

Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in public schools: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2011.

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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 2011.
 

Page last updated 16 October 2013

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