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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 skillset 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 $70,081 per year. This is one of the highest starting salaries in Australia for graduates who hold a four-year degree.

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Sector Annual commencing salary
Medicine $70,300
Education $70,081
Enginnering $64,000
Law $60,000
Psychology $57,600
Architecture $56,400
Veterinary Science $51,600
*As at July 2018
**Others are median starting salaries of bachelor degree graduates in full-time employment and aged less than 25, by field of education and sector of employment, 2017. www.graduatecareers.com.au

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 incentives and benefits available to you. Depending on the location, incentives 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 06 September 2019