Teaching in India is a reputable profession that has been looked up for years. Mainly as a women oriented profile, it has now been widely accepted as a unisex profile. Even men enter this arena and get equal amount of respect for teaching. Teachers in government colleges and government affiliated colleges have salary scales. It could be a 6 year, 10 year and 12 year scale. Accordingly your salary increases over a period of time. However in private schools and colleges the scale has no slabs and no scales. You can be selected and given a hike at anytime depending on your productivity and your knowledge. While a government aided school has its salary beginning from Rs. 8000 – 10000 private schools begin from Rs. 15000 – 20000. However the work timings and amount of work will certainly vary in these two sectors.