Teacher Pay

Pay map showing starting salary of £30,256 in Merton compared with lower pay in surrounding boroughs

Working in Merton gives you the best of both worlds.

A starting main scale teaching salary in Merton is £2000 per year more than in Croydon, Sutton, Kingston, Richmond and Bromley. High pay allows our staff to feel secure in their roles and as a result, many Merton teachers stay working in the area.

Alongside better pay prospects, Merton benefits from five underground stations (including the night tube), close proximity to the beautiful Surrey countryside, and being only 40 minutes by car to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Rent map showing Merton's median weekly rent of £323 in 2017 compared with higher rents in surrounding boroughs

The cost of renting is also cheaper in Merton when compared to central London Boroughs, making it the perfect place to live and work if you are trying to save for your first home.

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