Updated Salary of Teachers in Ghana

By | February 3, 2021

Updated Salary of Teachers in Ghana

Salary of Teachers in Ghana – Teachers inspire their students to work harder and push themselves. They encourage students to understand the importance of dedicating themselves to passion projects or endeavors. And success builds upon success. … Teaching can be a tough, complex job.

Thus Teaching is a very lucrative and prestigious profession. In recent times, nurses have been poorly paid, especially in Ghana.

Previously, Teacher salary used not to be something encourageable. But with the introduction of the single spine policy in Ghana, there comes a massive increment in their salary. Today, a teacher in Ghana’s Education Service takes not less than 800 Ghana cedis a month.

Before we get to Know the details Of Salary Teachers of Nurses in Ghana , Lets be clear with what most people ask about Salary of Teachers in Ghana.

How much are Ghana SHS teachers paid?

A person working in Teaching / Education in Ghana typically earns around 5,380 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,580 GHS (lowest average) to 9,810 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

What is the salary of a basic school teacher in Ghana?

Salary range for the majority of workers in Primary school teachers – from GH₵535.69 to GH₵4,129.28 per month – 2021. Primary school teachers teach a range of subjects at the primary education level.

What is the salary of a diploma teacher in Ghana?

A person working in Teaching / Education in Ghana typically earns around 5,380 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,580 GHS (lowest average) to 9,810 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

What is the salary of a degree teacher in Ghana?


Avg. gross salary (USD)Avg. gross salary
Bachelors DegreeUS$ 5,725GHS 20,720
Some CollegeUS$ 26,712GHS 67,284

What are the Job description of teachers in Ghana?

  • Teaching natural sciences and general education subjects.
  • Keeping attendance records and records of the lessons given in the classroom.
  • Explaining new lessons to students, dictation of notes.
  • Testing the students’ knowledge in the form of verbal answers and written tests.
  • Assessing the students’ knowledge using marks.
  • Preparing educational aids to support the educational process.

Details Of Salary of Teachers in Ghana

Teachers in Ghana are paid based on their qualifications, rank, experience, number of years of services, and work schedules in the organization.

Fresh Diploma graduates from the College of Education are put under Senior Sup II with salary pay of approximately GHS900 + a percentage increase in salary each year.

After Teaching for 5 years or more this new diploma teacher will be upgraded to Senior Sup I with a different salary structure.

Graduate teachers are placed under the Principal Superintendent (either professional or nonprofessional) with a salary of between 1800 to 2500 which is also subjected to some increments.

See below the Sample Salary structure for Diploma Teachers from the College of Education.

Single Spine Monthly Salary                                        1699.00

SS Teachers Retention Premium                                254.85

Social Security Contribution Employee                     (93.45)

Income Tax                                                                      (248.25)

Coalition of Concerned teachers Gh Dues                (20.00)

Coalition of Concerned teachers Funds Dues          (80.00)

Gross Monthly Pay                                                        1953.85

Net Salary                                                                        1,512.15

Annual Salary                                                              20,382.02

YTD Gross Pay                                                            24,674.95

YTD SSF (WORKER)                                                1,122.78

YTD INCOME TAX                                                  3,008.59

EMPLOYERS S.S.F (Monthly )                              220.88

YTD                                                                              2,653.82

As mentioned earlier, teachers’ salaries are subjected to some Incremental Jump on a yearly basis. and from what we’ve gathered, the yearly increment salary jump of teachers is somewhere GHS 100.00 payable every September.

Degrees Teacher Salary In Ghana

In another development, we found out that, Diploma teachers who have gone to the university to upgrade their diploma certificate to a degree get paid an increment salary of GHS 200 in addition to their  Diploma Salary.

What this means is that, if say a teacher takes GHS 1245.00 as his Net salary every month. Then After upgrading the diploma cert to a degree cert, this teacher will now be taking a net salary of GHS 1245.00+ 200 = 1445.00

Please note, the above information is for educational purposes and is subject to verification. This is not the fixed/actual salary structure of teachers in Ghana but a sample of a salary structure of teachers to serve as a guide for you.

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