Appendix 3

 

Salary Scales and Allowances

 

(This appendix should be read in conjunction with Appendix 5)

 

(A)    Salary Scales

 

(I)      The salary scales of teaching staff in each grade and rank are as follows:

 

Grade/Rank                                                                                 Salary Scale

                                                                                      (Points on the Master Pay Scale)

 

1.      Headmaster/Headmistress (HM I)                                              38-41

 

2.      Headmaster/Headmistress II (HM II)                                         35-39

(updated on 1 September 2008)

 

3.      Senior Primary School Master/Mistress (SPSM)                         34-35

(updated on 1 September 2008)

 

4.      Primary School Master/Mistress (PSM)                                      30-33

5.

Assistant Primary School Master/Mistress (APSM)

17-29 if appointed before 1.4.2000
12-29 if appointed between 1.4.2000 and 31.7.2007 (both dates inclusive)
17-29 if appointed between 1.8.2007 and 30.9.2010 (both dates inclusive)
15-29 if appointed on or after 1.10.2010

                                                                                                         

Untrained APSM will not be allowed to proceed beyond the salary bar as shown below-

 

Date of appointment

Before 1.4.2000

Between 1.4.2000 and 30.9.2010 (both dates inclusive)

On or after 1.10.2010

 

Salary Bar

27

22

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remarks : With effect from 1.8.2007, the salary bar would be set at five pay points above the prevailing starting salary and would be adjusted automatically whenever there is a change in the starting salary in the future.  A serving untrained APSM without a break in service is subject to the adjusted salary bar or the highest salary bar point he / she has ever experienced in the appointment as APSM, whichever is the higher.

 

6.      Principal Assistant Master/Mistress (PAM)#                              34-39 (* Bar at 36)

 

7.      Senior Assistant Master/Mistress (SAM)#                                  30-33C (* Bar at 33)

 

(* Passage requires acquisition a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Primary Education, or equivalent.)

 

8.      Assistant Master/Mistress (AM)                                                 25-29

 

9.      Certificated Master/Mistress (CM)                                             14-24 if appointed before 1.4.2000

                                                                                                             12-24 if appointed between 1.4.2000 and

                                                                                                             31.7.2007

                                                                                                             14-24 if appointed on or after 1.8.2007

 

Untrained CM will not be allowed to proceed beyond the salary bar as shown below-

 

Date of appointment                                                                     Salary Bar

Between 1.1.1991 and 31.3.2000 (both dates inclusive)                  19

Between 1.4.2000 and 31.7.2007 (both dates inclusive)                  17

On or after 1.8.2007                                                                     19

 

Remarks : With effect from 1.8.2007, the salary bar would be set at five pay points above the prevailing starting salary and would be adjusted automatically whenever there is a change in the starting salary in the future.  A serving untrained CM without a break in service is subject to the adjusted salary bar or the highest salary bar point he / she has ever experienced in the appointment as CM, whichever is the higher.

 

10.    Unqualified Teacher (UQT)                                                        4

 

# No non-degree holders should be appointed as new school heads. Serving heads at AM, SAM and PAM rank who are non-degree holders will be accommodated until natural wastage.

 

(updated on 1 September 2010)

 

(II)   The salary scales of educational psychologists are as follows:

 

1.      Educational Psychologist I (EPI)

34 - 44

 

 

2.      Educational Psychologist II (EPII)

25 - 33 if appointed before 1.4.2000

 

20 - 33 if appointed between 1.4.2000 and 31.7.2007 (both dates inclusive)

25 - 33 if appointed between 1.8.2007 and 30.9.2010 (both dates inclusive)

23 - 33 if appointed on or after 1.10.2010

(updated on 1 November 2012)

 

(B)    Supply Teachers

 

Appointment                                    Salary per working day

 

Qualified Teacher

Unqualified Teacher

Refer to Revised Daily Rates of Pay for Supply Teachers as announced in Education Bureau  Circular currently in force.

 

 

(C)    Responsibility Allowance

 

(a)     An Assistant Master/Mistress# as Head of a primary school with less than 12 classes will be awarded a responsibility allowance (RA) at a rate equivalent to one increment on the Master Pay Scale above the level of his substantive salary while serving in this capacity.

 

(b)     An Assistant Master/Mistress Deputy Head of a primary school with 12 or more classes in addition to undertaking special duties as a Senior Teacher will be awarded a RA at a rate equivalent to three-quarters of one increment on the Master Pay Scale above the level of his substantive salary while serving in this capacity

The RA should cease immediately upon the promotion/appointment of a teacher to the new SPSM rank for deputy heads. In any case, the RA for deputy heads will cease with effect from the 2010/2011 school year.

 

        (updated on 1 September 2008)

 

(D)    Acting Allowance

 

A full-time SAM/ AM/CM or HMII/SPSM/PSM/APSM who has been recommended and approved to take up the functional duties of PAM/SAM/AM or HMI/HMII/SPSM/PSM as appropriate on an acting basis for a qualifying period of not less than 30 calendar days will be entitled to draw an acting allowance for the period concerned as follows-

 

(a)     In the case of acting-up with replacement (this involves acting in a functional post which carries a higher maximum salary point than that of the teacher's substantive rank) - 90% of the difference between the teacher's substantive salary and the minimum salary of the higher rank in which he is acting; or at a rate equivalent to 90% of the increment next on the rank-scale of the acting post above the level of the teacher's substantive salary if it is the same or more than the minimum salary of the acting post. The rate will be revised to 100% of the difference after the first 180 calendar days of acting. (Note 10) (updated on 1 November 2012)

 

(b)     In the case of doubling-up without replacement provided (this involves acting in a headship post which carries a higher maximum salary point than that of the teacher's substantive rank in addition to undertaking his own duties) - 23% of the minimum salary of the higher rank or 100% of the difference in pay between the teacher’s substantive salary and the minimum salary of the higher rank in which he/she is acting, whichever is the more. (Note 10) (updated on 1 November 2012)

 

Note :      

1.       The minimum 30-calendar-day qualifying period for acting appointment shall include intervening Sundays and public holidays, and Sundays and public holidays immediately preceding and following the acting period.  However, Sundays and public holidays immediately preceding and following the acting period will not be included in calculating the acting allowance. 

 

2.       School holidays can be counted as qualifying period and attract acting allowances provided that the teachers concerned are required to perform duties of the acting posts during the holidays.  Such qualifying period should be recognised and properly recorded by school.

 

3.       The qualifying period may include up to a maximum of 3 consecutive days’ leave or absence in total (excluding sick leave and absence for authorised training and duty) taken during the acting period.  Leave and absence in excess of 3 consecutive days will not be counted as part of the qualifying period. 

 

4.       Leave exceeding 3 consecutive working days involves the forfeiture of acting allowance for the whole period of the acting staff’s leave (i.e. leave and intervening public holidays and Sundays). (updated on 1 November 2012)

 

5.      When a teacher acts in different ranks consecutively, each acting appointment should be counted individually and separately and cannot be aggregated for the purpose of meeting the minimum qualifying period for acting allowances.

 

6.       A teacher can only draw one acting allowance at any one time, and schools should not make concurrent multiple acting appointments.

 

7.      Acting appointments can be made on operational grounds even if no acting allowance is payable.

 

8.       Leave exceeding 30 days or leave necessitating the grant of another teacher to act as the head or deputy head for the whole or part of his leave involves the forfeiture of the responsibility allowance for the whole period of leave.

 

9.       All allowances will be treated as salary for Provident Fund purposes.

 

10.     The rate of acting allowance will take effect on 1 September 2004.

 

(updated on 1 September 2008)