Head Teacher Salary

The average salary for a Head Teacher in the UK is:


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Head Teacher Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £66,220.

The average salary in 2009 was £46,470, based on 53 respondents (a difference of -30% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £65,490, based on 44 respondents (a difference of 41% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £50,824, based on 37 respondents (a difference of -22% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £52,279, based on 19 respondents (a difference of 3% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Head Teacher based on all salary survey responses is: £46,300

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Head Teacher is £24.94.

Assorted Head Teacher Salary Information

£50,000Yorkshire and North East19-June-17
£55,000Northern Ireland18-October-13
£61,000Yorkshire and North East10-June-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Head Teacher salary data

Head Teacher Salary By UK Region

£49,286Yorkshire and North East
£48,919South East
£58,000South West
£41,946East of England
£32,500North West
£41,000Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Head Teacher, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £37,403 for a worker in their 20s, £48,873 (30s), £57,850 (40s) and £57,850 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Head Teacher is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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