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Reed’s 2024 further education salary guide is the ultimate UK further education salary checker.

By using our guide to inform the average salary UK further education employees should receive, and understand what jobs are worth across colleges, you can ensure your pay is competitive and stands out when looking for new employees.

Our further education salary guide assesses average business salary and benefits within support roles. The guide enables you to benchmark average salaries for your further education teams across the UK, or find out what you should, or could, be earning.

At the heart of our sector’s challenges, colleges and prisons alike are struggling to attract and retain skilled educators. The allure of higher salaries in outside industries, including higher and mainstream education, still diverts talented professionals away from the rewarding role of teaching in further education, necessitating the need for change.

Lucie Daluiso

Further Education Recruitment Expert, Reed

Who are these salary guides designed for?

Whether you’re looking to find the average lecturer salary to pay a recruit the right amount or want to discover the top education consultant salary you could be earning in a new role, or with your current employer, our 2024 further education salary guide can help.

You’ll gain invaluable insight that will allow you to compare your further education salary across multiple prison education sites, colleges in different regions, and SEND roles across the UK, from education roles to support roles.

Are you an employer looking for further education salary benchmarking advice?

Compare salaries and benefits with our further education salary guide, which helps you ensure your remuneration packages are up to date and on par or above that of your competitors.

Our research highlights that over half of professionals (55%) are currently looking, or considering looking, for a new job because of an insufficient salary, or inadequate benefits. Remember, as an employer, it’s crucial to offer the going rate or above, whether in pay and/or reward.

Whether you want to benchmark lecturer pay or librarian salary – our guide will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Are you trying to find out what you should be earning in further education?

Want to know the minimum and maximum examination officer salary, education consultant salary, or career advisor salary to see what you should, or could, be earning? Know your worth and plan the next steps you will take in your career with our 2024 further education salary guide.

What jobs does Reed’s further education salary guide cover?

Our further education salary and benefits guide will provide you with direction on salaries and benefits for some of the most prominent roles in further education and support roles, including:

  • STEM lecturer or tutor

  • Learning support assistant

  • Principal

  • Facilities manager

  • Equality and diversity lead

  • Director of marketing

  • MIS officer

  • Assessor

  • SEND tutor

  • EHCP coordinator

Why download the UK’s trusted further education UK salary guide?

Reed’s recruitment experts share their insights into the job landscape, and delve into the intricacies of roles across colleges, prisons, SEND and support roles. They discuss further education recruitment as experts offering their own unique perspectives, enhancing the guide's richness and relevance. This guide can empower you to identify trends and plan ahead.

How can Reed salary guides help with my benefits/rewards benchmarking?

To inform our annual salary guides which cover a host of sectors, we surveyed 5,000 UK workers in November 2023. You can read the full highlights in the ‘Our survey says’ section of the guide.

Here are some of our key findings:

  • One-in-four professionals are unhappy with their current salary

  • Only half of respondents feel confident they will achieve their comfortable salary at some point

  • Three-in-10 say they don’t receive any workplace benefits at all

  • The three most common benefits received are: flexi time (20%), a company pension higher than the required amount (18%), and an annual salary increment (18%)

  • Workers’ top-three desired benefits are: an annual salary increment (45%), a four-day working week (36%), and flexi time (36%)

To help you make an informed choice on all things UK salary and benefits, download our UK further education salary guide using the button above.

Reed salary guide 2024