ANZSCO 2414

Secondary School Teachers

EMPLOYED

140,500

PART-TIME SHARE

21%

FEMALE SHARE

60%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,166

MEDIAN AGE

40

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

100

Secondary School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

  • Presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • Developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • Guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • Preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • Discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • Maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • Liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • Maintaining class and scholastic records
  • Performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • Supervising student teachers on placement
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Secondary School Teachers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 79% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 45 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,166 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $58 $43

    Industries

    Secondary School Teachers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    33.9%

    Victoria

    27.1%

    Queensland

    18.0%

    South Australia

    5.8%

    Tasmania

    2.1%

    Northern Territory

    1.0%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.6%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Secondary School Teachers All Occupations
    Median age 40 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 60% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Secondary School Teachers
    15–19 5.2 0.2
    20–24 9.1 3.9
    25–34 22.7 26.8
    35–44 22.3 24.6
    45–54 20.4 22.7
    55–59 8.8 9.7
    60–64 6.5 7.3
    65 and Over 4.9 4.7

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Secondary School Teachers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 41.8
    Bachelor degree 23.2 54.3
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 1.9
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 0.3
    Year 12 15.9 0.9
    Year 11 4.0 0.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.0
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