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Teaching salaries in the department are based on the current awards and agreements.

Salaries are determined by years of service, qualifications and promotional level. Each step on the pay scale is equivalent to a full year of teaching service.

Download current salary classification levels Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet for departmental staff.

Prior teaching or industry experience may be recognised for salary classification purposes for temporary or permanent employees.

Salary packaging

Salary packaging allows employees to:

Two providers are now available under the Queensland Government salary packaging arrangement, these being:

For more information on salary packaging please refer to the Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office External Link website.


Permanent and temporary teachers must contribute between 2% and 5% of their salary per year towards their superannuation.

The department contribution equals the employee's percentage contribution plus 7.75%. For example, if an employee contributes 5%, then the department contributes 12.75%.

Casual teachers receive 9.5% of their salary as an employer contribution.

For more information regarding superannuation please contact Q Super.

Teacher payslips

Electronic pay advices for teachers are provided online (to permanent and temporary teachers) and via email (to all teachers including casual/TRACER teachers).

Casual teachers receive pay advices electronically to their nominated email address.

Teachers are responsible for ensuring the correct email address is provided to the department. Email address details can be changed through TRACER, or via the Personal Details Advice Form Microsoft® Word document.

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This page was last reviewed on 14 Sep 2016

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