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. 

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

It follows the publication of the first report of the new Independent Welsh Pay Review Body which recommended:

  • The statutory minimum of the main pay range be increased by 5% and that the statutory maximum of the main pay range be increased by 2.4%
  • The statutory minimum and the statutory maximum of all other pay ranges (upper pay range, leadership group pay range and unqualified teachers), and all allowances be increased be increased by 2.4%

The context behind the changes can be read in the following BBC article. In this article, we outline the teacher pay scales for 2019/2020 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 2019/20.

These figures are subject to formal confirmation following the consultation on teacher pay. We will confirm or update these figures as soon as the outcome of the formal consultation is published by the Welsh government.

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

Main Pay Range
M6 a£34,325
M6 (b)£35,848


Upper Pay Range


Min 1£17,621
Max 6£27,869


Leading practitioners


Allowance ranges
TLR1 (min)£8,041
TLR1 (max)£13,607
TLR2 (min)£2,786
TL2 (max)£6,806
TLR3 (min)£553
TLR3 (max)£2,747
SEN (min)£2,201
SEN (max)£4,344

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