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Secondary education teaching professionals

Average salary: £48,402
Experienced salary: £71,594

Teaching and other educational professionals

Average salary: £31,637
Experienced salary: £51,834

Teaching assistants

Average salary: £20,696
Experienced salary: £27,872

Top jobs in sector

  • Higher education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £54,309 per year. That is about £4,525 per month, or £26 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £33,925 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £84,947 per year.

  • Further education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,835 per year. That is about £3,152 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,253 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,512 per year.

  • Secondary education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 5 NVQ; Masters

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £48,402 per year. That is about £4,033 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,243 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £71,594 per year.

  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £47,445 per year. That is about £3,953 per month, or £23 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £29,307 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £70,387 per year.

  • Special needs education teaching professionals
    What does this career do?

    Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,765 per year. That is about £3,563 per month, or £21 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £24,003 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £64,854 per year.

  • Teaching and other educational professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,637 per year. That is about £2,636 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,782 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,834 per year.

  • Laboratory technicians
    What does this career do?

    Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,114 per year. That is about £1,676 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,768 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,077 per year.

  • Teaching assistants
    What does this career do?

    Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,696 per year. That is about £1,724 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,638 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,872 per year.

  • Educational support assistants
    What does this career do?

    Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,008 per year. That is about £1,750 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,867 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,352 per year.

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