Salary scales for an employment category should be applied consistently and published to all employees within that category.
To remain competitive with similar schools, what is offered by them should be researched and at least matched.
The following links leads to an example of a salary scale for teachers and support staff.
The importance of reputation
Salary or benefits alone do not attract employees to a school. The biggest attractions are the school’s reputation as a good employer and its performance as an education provider. These, in turn, attract more students and revenue, which may lead to increased salaries.
Reputation is mainly spread by word of mouth and a big influence on that is how well the Principal and governing body care for employees.