Teachers earn less than average in New South Wales.
The latest data from the National Teachers Union (NTU) shows that teaching assistants earn $9,878 more than their colleagues in teaching and performing arts, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The NTU’s latest report shows the median salary for a teacher in teaching, performing arts and other non-primary education was $43,927 in 2018-19.
But the median income of a teaching assistant was $34,867 in 2018.
The NTU has called for the salary of all teachers to be capped at $43.80 an hour.
Teaching assistants’ salaries are set by the State Government, but many states and territories set their own minimum wage.
However, some states, including Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, have set a minimum wage that is higher than the national minimum wage and some jurisdictions, including Western Australia and Victoria, set the minimum wage at a lower level.
The NTUs minimum wage has not been set by state governments but is set by a federal advisory body called the Australian Skills Council, which is charged with ensuring the pay levels are high enough to support Australia’s best and brightest.
In 2018-07, the average teacher salary in NSW was $37,931.
The median salary was $35,000.
This means that teaching assistant salaries in NSW in 2018 were $10,039 higher than teachers in Victoria and $17,907 higher than in Queensland.