Teachers fall down graduate pay league table

The TES is reporting that according to NASUWT analysis, primary and secondary school teachers have fallen down the league table for graduate pay.

Teachers have fallen further down the league table of pay for graduate professions in the last decade, according to a new analysis.

The NASUWT teaching union, which commissioned the research, said that increasingly uncompetitive salaries were contributing to a “recruitment and retention crisis”.

The report by Incomes Data Research – exclusively shared with TES – shows that the pay of both secondary and primary teachers has slipped relative to comparable graduate professions since 2005.

In 2005, secondary teachers were ranked sixth out of 12 graduate professions for median gross earnings, while primary and nursery teachers were ranked tenth.

However, by 2015 secondary teachers had fallen to ninth and primary and nursery teachers had dropped to eleventh.

Only chemical scientists – who came at the bottom of the 2015 table – earned less than primary teachers. Secondary teachers earned more than those two groups and finished above chartered surveyors.

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