Primary School Teacher

Kaiako Kura Tuatahi

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Primary school teachers teach children between the ages of five and 13 at primary or intermediate schools.

Pay

New primary school teachers usually earn

$36K-$39K per year

Very experienced primary school teachers usually earn

$51K-$76K per year

Source: Ministry of Education, 'Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement', 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as a primary school teacher are poor for those wanting to enter the role, and average for those with experience.
Teacher explains something to a boy and girl in a classroom

Primary school teachers help children learn to read and write

Last updated 16 January 2018