Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teachers educate students aged 5-12 years through classroom lessons and educational programs covering a variety of subjects.

Not only are Primary School Teachers responsible for teaching students literacy and numeracy skills, they are also instrumental to the children’s social, emotional and physical growth. The average salary of a Primary School Teacher is $66,994 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $66,994
salary range
$59,120
$66,994
$74,868
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
11% by 2020
11%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

How to become a Primary School Teacher

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Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Primary School Teacher are:
NSW
NSW 33.6%
VIC
VIC 24.5%
QLD
QLD 20.3%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

A day in the life of a Primary School Teache

Key skills required

The top skills for a Primary School Teacher are:
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Creativity
  • Organisational skills
  • Patient in dealing with children of differing abilities
  • Able to communicate simply and clearly
  • Prepared to work outside of school hours
Source: myfuture.gov.au
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