Maintained sector pay scales

Pay and pensions
20 February 2017
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Below are the current pay scales for teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales, including lead practitioner, and TLR and SEN allowances, and recommended pay levels for 2015/16.

The minimum and maximum salaries for each scale are statutory, however, schools are free to determine the value of the points in-between. This pay scale contains reference points for teachers in line with the STRB's recommended 1% increase. You can read the joint union pay guidance here.


England and Wales

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum M1 £22,267 £22,917
  M2 £24,243 £24,728
  M3 £26,192 £26,716
  M4 £28,207 £28,772
  M5 £30,430 £31,039
Maximum M6 £33,160 £33,824

Upper pay scale

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum U1 £35,571 £35,927
  U2 £36,889 £37,258
Maximum U3 £38,250

 
£38,633

Lead practitioner

  September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £38,984 £39,374
Maximum £59,264 £59,857

Leadership group

Spine point September 2016 September 2017
L1 £38,984 £39,374
L2 £39,960 £40,360
L3 £40,958 £41,368
L4 £41,978 £42,398
L5 £43,023 £43,454
L6 £44,102 £44,544
L7 £45,290 £45,743
L8 £46,335 £46,799
L9 £47,021 £47,967
L10 £48,711 £49,199
L11 £49,976 £50,476
L12 £51,127 £51,639
L13 £52,405 £52,930
L14 £53,712 £53,712
L15 £55,049 £54,250
L16 £56,511 £55,600
L17 £57,810 £58,389
L18 £59,264 £59,857
L19 £60,733 £61,341
L20 £62,240 £62,863
L21 £63,779 £64,417
L22 £65,363 £66,017
L23 £66,982 £67,652
L24 £68,643 £69,330
L25 £70,349 £71,053
L26 £72,089 £72,810
L27 £73,876 £74,615
L28 £75,708 £76,466
L29 £77,583 £78,359
L30 £79,514 £80,310
L31 £81,478 £82,293
L32 £83,503 £84,339
L33 £85,579 £86,435
L34 £87,694 £88,571
L35 £89,874 £90,773
L36 £92,099 £93,020
L37 £94,389    £95,333
L38 £96,724 £97,692
L39 £99,081 £100,072
L40 £101,554 £102,570
L41 £104,091 £105,132
L42 £106,699 £107,766
L43 £108,283 £109,366

London fringe

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum M1 £23,547 £24,018
  M2 £25,321 £25,828
  M3 £27,269 £27,815
  M4 £29,292 £29,878
  M5 £31,508 £32,139
Maximum M6 £34,249 £34,934

Upper pay scale

  Scale point September2016 September 2017
Minimum U1 £36,650 £37,017
  U2 £37,966 £38,346
Maximum U3 £39,331 £39,725

Lead practitioner

  September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £40,057 £40,458
Maximum £60,341 £60,945

Leadership group

Spine point September 2016 September 2017
L1 £40,057 £40,458
L2 £41,036 £41,447
L3 £42,033 £42,454
L4 £43,058 £43,489
L5 £44,104 £44,546
L6 £45,181 £45,633
L7 £46,371 £46,835
L8 £47,409 £47,884
L9 £48,569 £49,055
L10 £49,788 £50,286
L11 £51,050 £51,561
L12 £52,207 £52,730
L13 £53,486 £54,021
L14 £54,790 £55,338
L15 £56,122 £56,684
L16 £57,591 £58,167
L17 £58,896 £59,485
L18 £60,341 £60,945
L19 £61,810 £62,429
L20 £63,321 £63,955
L21 £64,864 £65,513
L22 £66,443 £67,108
L23 £68,057 £68,738
L24 £69,725 £70,423
L25 £71,425 £72,140
L26 £73,171 £73,903
L27 £74,952 £75,702
L28 £76,783 £77,551
L29 £78,663 £79,450
L30 £80,587 £81,393
L31 £82,560 £83,386
L32 £84,585 £85,431
L33 £86,660 £87,527
L34 £88,775 £89,663
L35 £90,955 £91,865
L36 £93,177 £94,109
L37 £95,467 £96,422
L38 £97,802 £98,781
L39 £100,156 £101,158
L40 £102,636 £103,663
L41 £105,170 £106,222
L42 £107,780 £108,858
L43 £109,354 £110,448

Outer London

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum M1 £26,139 £26,662
  M2 £27,759 £28,315
  M3 £29,477 £30,067
  M4 £31,302 £31,929
  M5 £33,957 £34,637
Maximum M6 £36,906 £37,645

Upper pay scale

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum U1 £39,127 £39,519
  U2 £40,575 £40,981
Maximum U3 £42,077 £42,498

Lead practitioner

  September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £42,077 £42,498
Maximum £62,361 £62,985

Leadership group

Spine point September 2016 September 2017
L1 £42,077 £42,498
L2 £43,055 £43,486
L3 £44,049 £44,490
L4 £45,074 £45,525
L5 £46,120 £46,582
L6 £47,195 £47,667
L7 £48,386 £48,870
L8 £49,429 £49,924
L9 £50,584 £51,090
L10 £51,806 £52,325
L11 £53,066 £53,597
L12 £54,223 £54,766
L13 £55,503 £56,059
L14 £56,801 £57,370
L15 £58,138 £58,720
L16 £59,605 £60,202
L17 £60,905 £61,515
L18 £62,361 £62,985
L19 £63,830 £64,469
L20 £65,334 £65,988
L21 £66,876 £67,545
L22 £68,454 £69,139
L23 £70,073 £70,774
L24 £71,736 £72,454
L25 £73,442 £74,177
L26 £75,182 £75,934
L27 £76,968 £77,738
L28 £78,802 £79,591
L29 £80,674 £81,481
L30 £82,605 £83,432
L31 £84,576 £85,422
L32 £86,595 £87,461
L33 £88,675 £89,562
L34 £90,789 £91,697
L35 £92,967 £93,897
L36 £95,189 £96,141
L37 £97,484 £98,459
L38 £99,818 £100,817
L39 £102,173 £103,195
L40 £104,650 £105,697
L41 £107,187 £108,259
L42 £109,789 £110,887
L43 £111,346 £112,460

Inner London

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum M1 £28,098 £28,660
  M2 £29,563 £30,155
  M3 £31,103 £31,726
  M4 £32,724 £33,379
  M5 £35,242 £35,947
Maximum M6 £38,241 £39,006

Upper pay scale

  Scale point September 2016 September 2017
Minimum U1 £43,184 £43,616
  U2 £45,306 £45,760
Maximum U3 £46,829 £47,298

Lead practitioner

  September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £46,350 £46,814
Maximum £66,638 £67,305

Leadership group

Spine point September 2016 September 2017
L1 £46,350 £46,814
L2 £47,330 £47,804
L3 £48,332 £48,816
L4 £49,350 £49,844
L5 £50,401 £50,906
L6 £51,476 £51,991
L7 £52,667 £53,194
L8 £53,709 £54,247
L9 £54,862 £55,411
L10 £56,083 £56,644
L11 £57,344 £57,918
L12 £58,501 £59,087
L13 £59,778 £60,376
L14 £61,084 £61,695
L15 £62,416 £63,041
L16 £63,886 £64,525
L17 £65,185 £65,837
L18 £66,638 £67,305
L19 £68,107 £68,789
L20 £69,613 £70,310
L21 £71,153 £71,865
L22 £72,737 £73,465
L23 £74,350 £75,094
L24 £76,017 £76,778
L25 £77,719 £78,497
L26 £79,459 £80,254
L27 £81,244 £82,057
L28 £83,079 £83,910
L29 £84,957 £85,807
L30 £86,886 £87,755
L31 £88,853 £89,742
L32 £90,874 £91,783
L33 £92,951 £93,881
L34 £95,067 £96,018
L35 £97,247 £98,220
L36 £99,469 £100,464
L37 £101,765 £102,783
L38 £104,094 £105,135
L39 £106,451 £107,516
L40 £108,930 £110,020
L41 £111,469 £112,584
L42 £114,070 £115,211
L43 £115,582 £116,738

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments

TLR payment 1 September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £7,622 £7,699
Maximum £12,898 £13,027
TLR payment 2 September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £2,640 £2,667
Maximum £6,450 £6,515
TLR payment 3 September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £523 £529
Maximum £2,603 £2,630

SEN allowance

  September 2016 September 2017
Minimum £2,085 £2,106
Maximum £4,116 £4,158

Need further advice?

Your first point of contact is your ATL/AMiE rep in your school or college. Your local ATL/AMiE branch is also available to help with queries, or you can contact AMiE's member advisors on tel: 0345 8118111 or email us. Please have your membership number to hand when telephoning and include it with any correspondence - this will help us to answer your query more quickly.