Research and analysis

Identifying FE teacher comparators

Research exploring occupations that are comparable to teachers in further education (FE).


Identifying further education teacher comparators


The teaching comparators are based on an exploratory statistical analysis of occupations in terms of:

  • pay (experimental)
  • working hours
  • demographic profile
  • qualifications

The analysis aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of people teaching in the FE sector. It also looks at roles FE teachers would likely do in the commercial sector.

The research looked at data from the:

  • labour force survey
  • FE staff individualised records
  • annual survey of hours and earnings

The findings were crosschecked against actual labour market flows and views from sector stakeholders.

Published 20 November 2018