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Pay Scales for Wales

The following salary scales apply in Wales.

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 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 Spine Point 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Main Pay Range
Min M1 £27,018 M1  
M2 £27,018 M2 min £27,491
M3 £29,188 M3 £29,699
M4 £31,436 M4 £31,987
M5 £33,912 M5 £34,506
Max M6 £37,320 M6 max £37,974
Upper Pay Range
Min U1 £38,690 Minimum £39,368
U2 £40,124 U2 £40,827
Max U3 £41,604 Maximum £42,333

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities (TLRs)

Payment 1 (TLR1) 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min
Max
£8,291
£14,030
£8,437
£14,276
Payment 2 (TLR2) 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min
Max
£2,873
£7,017
£2,924
£7,140
Payment 3 (TLR) (Fixed Term) 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min
Max
£571
£2,833
£581
£2,883

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 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
SEN (Min)
SEN (Max)
£2,270
£4,479
£2,310
£4,558

Lead Practitioners

Spine Point 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 Spine Point 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
 Min 1 £42,402 Minimum £43,145
2 £43,465    
3 £44,550    
4 £45,658    
5 £46,796    
6 £47,969    
7 £49,261    
8 £50,397    
9 £51,656    
10 £52,983    
11 £54,357    
12 £55,610    
13 £57,000    
14 £58,421    
15 £59,875    
16 £61,467    
17 £62,878    
Max 18 £64,461 Maximum £65,590

Unqualified Teachers

Spine Point 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min 1 £18,169 £18,487
2 £20,282 £20,637
3 £22,394 £22,786
4 £24,507 £24,936
5 £26,622 £27,088
Max 6 £28,735 £29,238

Leadership Group

Spine Point 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
L1 £42,195 £42,934
L2 £43,251 £44,008
L3 £44,331 £45,107
L4 £45,434 £46,230
L5 £46,566 £47,381
L6 £47,735 £48,571
L7 £49,019 £49,877
L8 £50,151 £51,029
L9 £51,402 £52,302
L10 £52,723 £53,646
L11 £54,091 £55,038
L12 £55,338 £56,307
L13 £56,721 £57,714
L14 £58,135 £59,153
L15 £59,581 £60,624
L16 £61,166 £62,237
L17 £62,570 £63,665
L18* £63,508 £64,620
L18 £64,143 £65,266
L19 £65,735 £66,886
L20 £67,364 £68,543
L21* £68,347 £69,544
L21 £69,031 £70,240
L22 £70,745 £71,984
L23 £72,497 £73,766
L24* £73,559 £74,847
L24 £74,295 £75,596
L25 £76,141 £77,474
L26 £78,025 £79,391
L27* £79,167 £80,553
L27 £79,958 £81,358
L28 £81,942 £83,376
L29 £83,971 £85,441
L30 £86,061 £87,568
L31* £87,313 £88,841
L31 £88,187 £89,731
L32 £90,379 £91,961
L33 £92,624 £94,245
L34 £94,914 £96,575
L35* £96,310 £97,996
L35 £97,273 £98,976
L36 £99,681 £101,426
L37 £102,159 £103,947
L38 £104,687 £106,520
L39* £106,176 £108,035
L39 £107,239 £109,116
L40 £109,914 £111,838
L41 £112,660 £114,632
L42 £115,483 £117,504
L43 £117,197 £119,248
* These points and point 43 are the maximum salaries for the eight headteacher group ranges below. 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 2020 to 31 Aug 2021
Salary range
1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
1 L6 – L18 £47,735 - £63,508 £48,571 - £64,620
2 L8 – L21 £50,151 - £68,347 £51,029 - £69,544
3 L11 – L24 £54,091 - £73,559 £55,038 - £74,847
4 L14 – L27 £58,135 - £79,167 £59,153 - £80,553
5 L18 – L31 £64,143 - £87,313 £65,266 - £88,841
6 L21 – L35 £69,031 - £96,310 £70,240 - £97,996
7 L24 – L39 £74,295 - £106,176 £75,596 - £108,035
8 L28 – L43 £81,942 - £117,197 £83,376 - £119,248