Teacher pay and benefits
Did you know that in Queensland, our current full-time beginning teacher salary is one of the highest graduate starting salaries in the country? It’s true.
We believe that investing in our teachers is investing in our students. Here’s what you can expect to earn as a teacher in Queensland state schools.
How much can I earn as a state school teacher?
Your teacher salary is determined by your years of service, qualifications and prior teaching and/or industry experience. Salaries are based on the current
agreements for public sector employees.
For a permanent or temporary beginning teacher with a 4-year degree, the base salary in Queensland state schools is approximately $78,000 per year. Casual teachers in Queensland state schools are paid approximately $88 per hour.
As you progress along your career path, and as you gain more years of experience teaching in our schools, the following approximate base salaries apply.