Bit of perspective here:
You could not pay me enough to be responsible for the education of 25+ children and worst of all, be diplomatic to all range of parents....
- Starting salary: $40,000 P/A
- Senior salary: $79,500 P/A
- Average salary: $56,500 P/A
Average weekly hours worked for a full time Primary School Teachers is 41.1 hours
ETA: I assume that after a person has qualified they then have to do at least a year, if not 2 in rural areas and/or as a supply teacher before they can think about actually finding a perm job. So that's 5-6 years of study and qualifying before you actually get a job with a starting salary of $40k.