To attract and retain quality teachers, MOE reviews the salaries of our teachers regularly against market benchmarks, to ensure that they remain competitive. Teachers receive annual increments, and can be promoted to a more senior grade, based on their performance and potential. Although they start at a lower starting salary, good performing teachers who are diploma holders can progress to senior positions in the Education Service, where they are remunerated appropriately. The salaries received by teachers depend on their grades, performance and years of service.

The MOE Kindergartens started operations only recently in 2014. Teachers recruited for the MOE Kindergartens are paid based on their qualifications and experience, and their salaries are pegged to the market rate.