International Schools Salary Scale
Teacher pay is based on years of experience (steps) and education (lanes)
By Mansour Baker, SHRM-CP
Posted 01 April 2017 | Revised 10 January 2020
Student Learning and Development
How to promote excellence in teaching and learning?
Creativity focused instruction
Learning beyond classroom
Advanced use of technology
Network with top schools
Teaching and learning will focus on key skills, with emphasis on creativity and innovation.
Work creatively tools
Set of assessments to help student's develop
Top Performance Teachers
Top performance teachers share nine (9) similar capabilities within four (4) domains.
Professional Knowledge Domain
Professional Practice Domain
Professional Engagement Domain
Ethical Responsibility Domain
International Schools Pay Approach
The compensation philosophy adopted by a school should reinforce the vision and mission. The below are examples of common areas of a compensation philosophy:
Steps & Lanes Salary Scale
Most international schools salary scales are based on years of experience (steps) and education (bachelor & master's degree). Each step increment is based on experience. Some schools have capped newly hired teachers and recognize previous teaching experience.
The “steps and lanes” salary scale is a common way of determining teacher pay. The below is an example of a school salary scale (annual base pay) with 10 steps on the left side and 2 lanes across the top. Each step represents a year of service (seniority) at the school. The lanes represent increasing levels of education in the form of degrees (bachelor’s or master’s). A teacher’s salary is determined by locating the appropriate cell, years of experience and level of education.
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