Teacher pay in Wales


The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) which outlines teachers’ pay and conditions in maintained schools no longer applies in Wales. However, from September 2020 national statutory pay scales should be reintroduced and should be articulated in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (Wales) Document (STPC(W)D).

Responsibility for teacher pay and conditions was transferred to the Welsh government on 30 September 2018.

The context behind the changes can be read in the following BBC article. In this article, we outline the teacher pay scales for 2020/2021 in Wales.

For teacher pay scales in England please see the following article.

We’ve also published another article which provides a background of the Welsh education system for context.

Pay scales for teachers in Wales

The Independent Welsh Pay Review Body has published a report which includes the updated teachers’ pay scales (can be found in the appendices) for 2020/21.

It should be noted that Independent schools in Wales can set their own pay scales.

Main Pay Range
M1 Removed
M2 £27,018
M3 £29,188
M4 £31,435
M5 £33,192
M6 a Removed
M6 (b) £37,320


Upper Pay Range
U1 £38,689
U2 £40,124
U3 £41,603


Min 1 £18,124
2 £20,232
3 £22,339
4 £24,447
5 £26,577
Max 6 £28,664


Leading practitioners
Min £42,299
Max £64,303


Allowance ranges
TLR1 (min) £8,271
TLR1 (max) £13,995
TLR2 (min) £2,866
TL2 (max) £7,000
TLR3 (min) £569
TLR3 (max) £2,826
SEN (min) £2,264
SEN (max) £4,468

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