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Actual Pay? Teaching Assistant work

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TheKrakenSmith Thu 27-Apr-17 04:22:38

I am currently helping my DH find a teaching assistant job in outer London. He has applied for one and the job specifies 'actual pay', and the application pack implies that he is paid year round.
Does this mean that the 'actual' salary is what he will receive? Or will it actually be done pro rata (so be considerably less?)
At £18,000ish p/a, it seems high it that's the true salary, but if that's pro rata then it's actually very low?

BitchyHen Thu 27-Apr-17 06:24:18

The usual method for calculating TA pay is to multiply the hourly pay up by the hours worked each week and they by the number of paid weeks each year. This is then divided by 12 to get your monthly wage, which means TA s get paid in August despite not working.
I can't speak for this specific job, but 18,000 is quite high. I don't earn that and I work 37 hours a week, which is a lot for a TA post.

TheKrakenSmith Thu 27-Apr-17 06:41:13

This is a 39 hour a week role in London (not inner, but my teacher salary falls into a London bracket). I know the normal process, but that seems very low if that does get divided down then? Hourly pay wasn't listed, it explicitly said 'actual salary 17000-18000'. I can't remember exact figures but it's firmly in that range.

Charmatt Thu 27-Apr-17 18:04:07

If it says 'actual salary' it means the amount he will be paid before deductions. If it was an NJC pay point it apply to a range and if it said 'pro rata' it would apply to hours and weeks worked depending on if the contract said it was paid term time or year round.

hippyhippyshake Thu 27-Apr-17 19:42:33

I think that's right. Based on a 43 week year that's between £10 and £11 ph

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