Pay and pensions

Money

Support staff pay

There are no national pay rates for support staff employed in the state sector. Most LEA schools use the local government pay scales to pay their support staff in conjunction with National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions.
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Sixth form colleges pay scales 2017

This page displays the most recent pay scales for sixth form colleges in England and Wales, from January 2017.

Pay scales in Scotland

Pay scales and allowances for teachers in Scotland at September 2016.

Key information about income tax

Teachers and lecturers' salaries are normally taxed under the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme, through which your employer deducts tax from your salary in line with a code from HM Revenue & Customs.

Changes to Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) from 1 April 2015

On the 1st April 2015 the TPS is changing. It will be both a final salary scheme and a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) scheme.

Unqualified teacher pay scales

Below is the current six point 'associate' teacher scale for England and Wales, and recommended pay levels.

Support staff pay negotiations

This page has details about pay negotiations for support staff.

Support staff pay scales

Most schools use the local government pay scales to pay their support staff in conjunction with National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions.

Northern Ireland pay scales

Pay scales and allowances for teachers in Northern Ireland.

TPS pension contribution rates

The member contribution bands are updated each April, although the percentage rates themselves change less frequently. Please see the table below to check your current rate.