Teachers to get higher pay and recognition
STATE School teachers in Queensland will be able to apply for highly accomplished and lead teacher salary classifications in 2019 following the remuneration announcement by the Queensland Government.
As of July 1, a highly accomplished teacher (HAT) will receive an annual salary of $111,725 and a lead teacher (LT) will receive an annual salary of $121,975.
This compares with the $101,000 annual salary for experienced senior teachers.
The Queensland Teachers Union reported that the creation of salary classifications for these two standards-based levels was the most significant change in classification and career structure for classroom teachers in more than 25 years.
The decisions sets remuneration for HAT and LT among the highest in the country while enabling classroom teachers to achieve a higher wage while remaining in the classroom.
Classroom teachers from across the state can apply for HAT and LT certification next year and will receive more information in coming weeks.