How Much Does a Teacher Earn in the U.K.?

As of 2014, newly qualified teachers in public schools in the United Kingdom earn between £21,804 and £36,751 per year. More qualified teachers, referred to as leading practitioners, earn between £37,836 and £64,677, and head teachers earn between £42,803 and £113,303.

Potential salaries for teachers in the U.K. depend on where the teacher lives. Teachers in inner London make between £4,000 and £8,000 more than those in the rest of England and Wales. U.K. public school teachers also qualify for teaching and learning responsibility payments, which are payments in addition to the base salary for taking on extra responsibilities. Salaries for teachers in academies and other private educational institutions vary widely.