Historic pay rise secured for teachers

Friday, 08 September, 2023

Historic pay rise secured for teachers

Teachers have secured a pay deal from the NSW Government that will see them become among the best paid in the country.

The government believes that offering higher pay to NSW’s 95,000 public school teachers will help to tackle the teacher shortage crisis.

The NSW Teachers Federation has agreed to the offer, which is a four-year agreement that will see the starting salary for a NSW teacher increase from $75,791 to $85,000 and the salary for top-of-the-scale teachers increase from $113,042 to $122,100. All teachers will benefit from a restructuring of the pay scale.

“Negotiating an outcome that demonstrates respect to teachers has always been my highest priority,” said Prue Car, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning.

“In order to tackle the teacher shortage crisis we must restore respect to the teaching profession, so teachers are free to do their jobs without additional stress.

“The endorsement of this agreement marks an important step forward for teachers, as well as for students and families, as we work together to rebuild the state’s public education system.”

Wages in the following three years will continue to rise in line with the government’s wages policy. This offer recognises the value of the work that NSW teachers do and was informed by findings of the Gallop Report.

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