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Teacher pay and benefits

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​​​​​​​​How much are teachers paid in Queensland?

Being a teacher is highly rewarding with additional benefits that can’t be measured financially, like flexibility and work-life balance. Teaching also provides an in-demand skill set that allows for national and international opportunities.

But we get it. Sometimes all you want to know is how much you can expect to be paid.

The current full-time beginning teacher salary in Queensland is approximately $73,629 per year. This is one of the highest starting salaries in Australia for graduates who hold a four-year degree.​

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Teaching salaries are based on the current awards and agreements which may change to meet community expectations. As you progress through your teaching career, salary is determined by years of service, qualifications and promotional levels.

You can learn more about our pay and benefits.

Extra support and incentives for rural and remote placements

If you’re thinking about teaching in high priority rural and remote locations, there may be additional financial benefits available to you through our rural and remote service scheme. Depending on the location, these can take the form of cash benefits, extended and additional leave entitlements, subsidised housing, and generous appointment, transfer and relocation expense assistance.

Find out what you can teach in Queensland.

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Last updated 02 December 2021