Research finds that education sector salaries are falling, despite strike action and skills shortages.

Education Sector Salaries

The fact that new research has shown that average salaries are falling in the education sector is a real concern at a time when strike action and widespread skill shortages are plaguing the sector. That’s according to the professional recruitment industry’s trade association, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). 

Broadbean Technology, the largest network of job boards in the world, provided the data, which showed that average salaries fell by 5.2% between February 2022 and February 2023. This is a worrying sign given the crisis in the cost of living and the general unrest in the industry, with strike action showing no signs of ending.

Somewhere else, the exploration uncovers that opening inside the area stay high – up 36% in January 2023 and 44% in February year-on-year – exhibiting the developing interest for showing staff across the UK, and a stressing worry for hirers who are as of now battling to source ability.

Education Sector Salaries Are Falling Despite The Sector Experiencing Unrest And A Shortage Of Skilled Workers


According to Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo, the peaks, and troughs of hiring activity and application numbers may not come as a surprise given the upheaval that has been observed in the education sector over the past few months. However, the decline in average pay that our data highlights are of real concern given that strike action continues to plague the industry due to a variety of factors, including compensation. Teachers are continuing to leave the profession in search of better pay elsewhere due to the rising cost of living and inflation. Education will have a difficult road ahead of it in 2023 due to the already scarce supply of these individuals.

The professional recruitment industry’s trade association is the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). In addition to OutSource, the industry association for the RPO and MSP sectors, APSCo Global also includes Asia, Australia, Deutschland, and United Kingdom.

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