Teachers in Victorian government schools earn very competitive salaries that recognise the importance of the teaching role.
As a teacher you commence your employment with Victorian government schools as a graduate teacher. If you have approved teaching experience, your commencement salary is higher. Salary progression is then linked to achievement against criteria appropriate to each classification and you have the opportunity to progress to the top classification of expert teacher. Promotional opportunities are also possible through the leading teacher classification. Leading teachers are outstanding classroom teachers who undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with the salary range.
Principal class positions provide a further promotional opportunity and offer an educational leadership focus. Principal remuneration is dependent on the size and complexity of the school and individual performance.