Salary scales

Your salary as a teacher depends on your qualifications, experience, and years of service.

Salaries for teaching careers with us progress through the current ranges:

Teacher$68,500 – $111,500
Advanced Skills Teacher$118,200
Assistant Principal$130,935
Principal$131,000 – $184,200

The full range of teacher salaries is available in our salary scales list (PDF, 497KB) – see page 20 for teaching roles.

Salary placement

We can recognise your previous teaching service from outside DECYP if you provide:

  • A certified copy of teaching qualifications to determine correct salary placement; and
  • A certified copy of any statements of service from employers indicating previous teaching service.

Provide these documents to HR Payroll, GPO Box 169, Tasmania, 7001 or via email to

Any queries can be directed to HR Payroll on 03 6165 6308.

Further information on salary scales and awards

Published by the Tasmanian Industrial Commission:

Employment Conditions

All of our employees are employed in accordance with the provisions of the State Service Act 2000. Conditions of employment are outlined in other statutes and industrial awards and agreements.