Pay Scales for Wales

The following salary scales apply in Wales.

If your school has different salary scales to these, you should read our Explanatory Note.

Classroom Teachers
Teaching and Learning Responsibilities
Special Educational Needs Allowances
Lead Practitioners
Unqualified Teachers
Leadership Group
Ranges for Headteachers

Classroom Teachers

Spine point 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
Main Pay Range
Min M1 £23,720 £24,906
M2 £25,594 £26,298
M3 £27,652 £28,413
M4 £29,780 £30,599
M5 £32,126 £33,010
Max M6 £35,008 £35,971
Upper Pay Range
Min U1 £36,646 £37,654
U2 £38,004 £39,050
Max U3 £39,406 £40,490

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities (TLRs)

Payment 1 (TLR1) 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
Min
Max
£7,853
£13,288
£8,069
£13,654
Payment 2 (TLR2) 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
Min
Max
£2,721
£6,646
£2,796
£6,829
Payment 3 (TLR) (Fixed Term) 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
Min
Max
£540
£2,683
£555
£2,757

The NASUWT recommends that if the relevant body awards TLRs of different annual values to two or more teachers, the minimum difference in the annual value between each award of a TLR1 is £1,500 and between each award of a TLR2 is £1,500.

Special Educational Needs Allowances

  1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
SEN (Min)
SEN (Max)
£2,149
£4,242
£2,209
£4,359

Lead Practitioners

Spine Point 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
 Min 1 £40,162 £41,267
2 £41,168 £42,301
3 £42,196 £43,357
4 £43,246 £44,436
5 £44,324 £45,543
6 £45,435 £46,685
7 £46,658 £47,942
8 £47,735 £49,048
9 £48,927 £50,273
10 £50,183 £51,564
11 £51,486 £52,902
12 £52,672 £54,121
13 £53,989 £55,474
14 £55,335 £56,857
15 £56,712 £58,272
16 £58,219 £59,821
17 £59,557 £61,195
Max 18 £61,055 £62,735

Unqualified Teachers

Scale point 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
Min 1 £17,208 £17,682
2 £19,210 £19,739
3 £21,210 £21,794
4 £23,212 £23,851
5 £25,215 £25,909
Max 6 £27,216 £27,965

Leadership Group

Spine point 1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019 1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
L1 £39,965 £41,065
L2 £40,966 £42,093
L3 £41,989 £43,144
L4 £43,034 £44,218
L5 £44,106 £45,319
L6 £45,213 £46,457
L7 £46,430 £47,707
L8 £47,501 £48,808
L9 £48,687 £50,026
L10 £49,937 £51,311
L11 £51,234 £52,643
L12 £52,414 £53,856
L13 £53,724 £55,202
L14 £55,064 £56,579
L15 £56,434 £57,986
L16 £57,934 £59,528
L17 £59,265 £60,895
L18 £60,755 £62,426
L19 £62,262 £63,975
L20 £63,806 £65,561
L21 £65,384 £67,183
L22 £67,008 £68,851
L23 £68,667 £70,556
L24 £70,370 £72,306
L25 £72,119 £74,103
L26 £73,903 £75,936
L27 £75,735 £77,818
L28 £77,613 £79,748
L29 £79,535 £81,723
L30 £81,515 £83,757
L31 £83,528 £85,826
L32 £85,605 £87,960
L33 £87,732 £90,145
L34 £89,900 £92,373
L35 £92,135 £94,669
L36 £94,416 £97,013
L37 £96,763 £99,424
L38 £99,158 £101,885
L39 £101,574 £104,368
L40 £104,109 £106,972
L41 £106,709 £109,644
L42 £109,383 £112,392
L43 £111,007 £114,060
Please also see the pay ranges for headteachers if you are at the top of a headteacher pay range.
 

Ranges for Headteachers

 Group Range of spine points Salary range
(1 Sept 2018 to 31 Aug 2019)
Salary range
(1 Sept 2019 to 31 Aug 2020)
1 L6 – L18 £45,213 - £60,153 £46,457 - £61,808
2 L8 – L21 £47,501 - £64,736 £48,808 - £66,517
3 L11 – L24 £51,234 - £69,673 £52,643 - £71,590
4 L14 – L27 £55,064 - £74,985 £56,579 - £77,048
5 L18 – L31 £60,755 - £82,701 £62,426 - £84,976
6 L21 – L35 £65,384 - £91,223 £67,183 - £93,732
7 L24 – L39 £70,370 - £100,568 £72,306 - £103,334
8 L28 – L43 £77,613 - £111,007 £79,748 - £114,060

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommended that no pay uplift be applied to the maximum values on the Leadership Group Pay Range (LGPR) or to maximum values on any of the eight head teacher group pay ranges in 2015.

This restriction was applied to the maximum of each the eight head teacher group pay ranges only. It does not apply where a head/deputy/assistant head teacher is not earning the maximum on a head teacher group pay range, but is placed on one of the corresponding points on the LGPR - L18, L21, L24, L27, L31, L35 or L39, which have all increased by 1% in each year between 2014 and 2017, by 1.5% in 2018, and by 2.75% in 2019.