Data set from School workforce in England

Teacher pay

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Full and part-time teachers in state funded schools by grade of teacher, salary bands, average salary, sector, gender and age (additional file at school level).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Headcount of teachers
  • Headcount of teachers earning £100-110K
  • Headcount of teachers earning £110K and over
  • Age of teachers
  • Gender of teacher
  • Grade of teacher
Time period
2010/11 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal state-funded schoolsTotalTotalTotal51553341798.94049014.3829124746222553821104403124664575233093819258116547812868931921920925108814947
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded nursery and primaryTotalTotalTotal256501406623894017.06835850322652972366429583471876712225814253284168449813976002152608287
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nursery and primaryTotalTotalTotal16077041105.43940617.02330761797917924419833866212101819954073603281829558803351131184617
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nurseryTotalTotalTotal140846572.54328640.2467307910424025214213312294403115915111
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained primaryTotalTotalTotal15936241059.639344.716.828530461790017820417433841011959806652853509277829248653261121134506

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 24 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_categoryAge of teachers
average_meanMean pay
average_medianMedian pay
genderGender of teacher
gradeGrade of teacher


  1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. Comparisons between years should not be used as an indication of pay awards as they do not compare like for like. For example, in each year teachers retire and are replaced by newly qualified teachers. The older teachers, many of whom will have been in leadership roles, will have been on higher salaries than those who are new to teaching. Also, salaries are not adjusted for inflation over time.

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