Primary Teacher Job Profile, Salary & Career Growth Opportunities

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Government Primary teacher is the most reputed job in the education sector. So today we will discuss Primary Teacher Job Profile, Salary & Career Growth Opportunities. Primary teachers are responsible for the delivery of all subjects, with particular emphasis on the core subjects like literacy, numeracy, and science. Many states and central government release recruitment notification in every year for the primary teacher.

Primary Teacher Job Profile/Responsibility:

The primary teacher has many responsibilities some important responsibility as follows.

  • To teach and educate students according to guidelines provided by the National Curriculum Framework (NSF).
  • To teach and educate the student’s full range of subject areas.
  • Prepare Lesson plan & running extracurricular activities
  • Assigning work, correcting and marking work carried out by his/her student
  • Attending staff meetings and training and development sessions.
  • Maintaining discipline in the classroom.
  • Developing children’s interests, abilities and coordination using a variety of creative activities like (art, sport, and music).

Primary Teacher Salary:

Primary teacher is those who teach from the class up to 5th standard. Primary teacher come under the state government so the salary of primary teacher differs in different part of the country.

Pay Band: Rs. 9300-34800

Grade pay: Rs. 4200

Basic pay: Rs. 9300+4200=13500

DA@90 % = Rs. 12150 

HRA (in rural areas) = Rs. 1350

Gross Salary = Rs. 27000 (Approximate)

Note: – Primary teacher salary varies from the different place in the country because DA & HRA is can different in each state. In the time of the training primary teacher get training stipend is Rs 7300 in UP State.

Primary Teacher Career Growth Opportunities:

Mostly Primary teacher become headmaster of school before retirement. Every state has own different promotion policy of primary teacher. Primary teacher promotion policy is given below.

Promotions of Primary teacher follow the undermentioned path

  • Assistant Teacher in primary school
  • Senior Teacher in primary school
  • Head Master in primary school
  • Senior Teacher in Upper primary school
  • Principal in Upper primary school

Note: – Promotion chance of Primary Teacher is good and one can even reach up to the level of Principal in Junior school

Teacher Eligibility Test 2017 -18:

Teacher eligibility test (TET) certificates are compulsory to become a teacher in Primary & Upper Primary School. Click given below link to know complete detail about Teacher Eligibility Test 2017 -18.

Complete Knowledge of Teacher Eligibility Test  – Read Here

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