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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Ghana 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Ghana?

Average Monthly Salary
5,380 GHS
( 64,500 GHS yearly)


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).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor5,240 GHS
Academic Coach5,300 GHS
Academic Manager5,970 GHS
Academic Specialist4,430 GHS
Academic Staff3,760 GHS
Accompanist4,340 GHS
Achievement Coach5,350 GHS
Admissions Specialist4,560 GHS
Agricultural Sciences Teacher4,010 GHS
Anthropology Teacher4,270 GHS
Arabic Language Teacher3,750 GHS
Archeology Teacher4,030 GHS
Architecture Teacher4,750 GHS
Archivist3,490 GHS
Art Teacher3,690 GHS
Assistant School Principal5,510 GHS
Assistant Teacher3,550 GHS
Biochemistry Professor 6,970 GHS
Biology Teacher4,230 GHS
Bursary Scheme Manager4,600 GHS
Business Teacher4,290 GHS
Chemistry Teacher3,970 GHS
Child Care Coordinator4,020 GHS
Child Care Worker3,180 GHS
Clinical School Psychologist6,060 GHS
College Aide5,250 GHS
College and Career Readiness Specialist5,460 GHS
College President9,030 GHS
Communications Teacher3,950 GHS
Community Education Officer3,550 GHS
Computer Science Teacher3,870 GHS
Computer Teacher4,020 GHS
Creative Writing Trainer4,970 GHS
Credit Counselor4,790 GHS
Cultural Studies Teacher3,840 GHS
Curriculum Developer5,160 GHS
Curriculum Specialist4,990 GHS
Demonstrator3,580 GHS
Deputy Controller of Examinations5,050 GHS
Director of Learning Technology5,720 GHS
Distance Learning Coordinator4,560 GHS
Economics Lecturer6,950 GHS
Education Administrator4,790 GHS
Education Assistant Director5,080 GHS
Education Assistant Principal4,360 GHS
Education Assistant Professor5,960 GHS
Education Consultant5,580 GHS
Education Coordinator4,490 GHS
Education Counselor4,850 GHS
Education Director7,200 GHS
Education Program Specialist5,250 GHS
Education Researcher5,820 GHS
Education Resource Specialist4,350 GHS
Education Services Facilitator4,500 GHS
Educational Psychologist6,600 GHS
EFL Teacher4,080 GHS
eLearning Trainer3,680 GHS
Elementary School Teacher3,460 GHS
Engineering Lecturer7,120 GHS
Engineering Teacher5,720 GHS
English Teacher3,840 GHS
ESL Teacher4,320 GHS
Faculty Assistant5,270 GHS
Foreign Language Teacher3,670 GHS
GED Teacher3,760 GHS
Geography Teacher3,950 GHS
Head of Mathematics Department5,330 GHS
Head of School6,670 GHS
High School Teacher4,480 GHS
History Teacher4,050 GHS
Infant Teacher3,010 GHS
Instructional Assistant4,070 GHS
Instructor4,760 GHS
Kindergarten Teacher3,290 GHS
Language Instructor For Expatriate3,220 GHS
Law Teacher6,010 GHS
Learning Designer4,780 GHS
Lecturer6,860 GHS
Librarian3,220 GHS
Library Assistant2,810 GHS
Library Director4,920 GHS
Library Specialist3,410 GHS
Life Sciences Teacher3,940 GHS
Math Lecturer7,370 GHS
Mathematics Teacher4,640 GHS
Mentor4,440 GHS
Middle School Teacher4,340 GHS
Music Teacher3,760 GHS
Nursery Manager5,950 GHS
Nursery Worker2,420 GHS
Paraprofessional5,610 GHS
Physical Education Specialist4,660 GHS
Physical Education Teacher3,690 GHS
Physics Teacher 4,160 GHS
Political Science Teacher4,160 GHS
Post Doctoral Researcher6,180 GHS
Preschool Education Administrator4,630 GHS
Preschool Teacher3,210 GHS
Primary School Teacher3,660 GHS
Principal5,770 GHS
Product Specialist4,570 GHS
Professor - Accounting7,620 GHS
Professor - Architecture7,610 GHS
Professor - Biology7,230 GHS
Professor - Business Administration6,920 GHS
Professor - Chemical Engineering7,440 GHS
Professor - Chemistry7,190 GHS
Professor - Civil Engineering7,240 GHS
Professor - Communication7,050 GHS
Professor - Computer Science7,290 GHS
Professor - Dentistry7,460 GHS
Professor - Drama6,740 GHS
Professor - Economics7,880 GHS
Professor - Education7,620 GHS
Professor - Electrical Engineering7,800 GHS
Professor - English6,930 GHS
Professor - Environmental Engineering7,280 GHS
Professor - Foreign Languages6,620 GHS
Professor - Geological Sciences7,450 GHS
Professor - History7,380 GHS
Professor - Industrial Engineering7,190 GHS
Professor - Law7,660 GHS
Professor - Legal Support6,690 GHS
Professor - Liberal Arts7,580 GHS
Professor - Marketing7,450 GHS
Professor - Mathematics8,140 GHS
Professor - Mechanical Engineering7,810 GHS
Professor - Medical Administration7,730 GHS
Professor - Medicine8,540 GHS
Professor - Music6,410 GHS
Professor - Nursing7,140 GHS
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences7,390 GHS
Professor - Philosophy7,320 GHS
Professor - Physical Therapy7,550 GHS
Professor - Physics7,650 GHS
Professor - Psychology7,530 GHS
Professor - Rehabilitation6,900 GHS
Professor - Social Work6,660 GHS
Professor - Sociology7,140 GHS
Professor - Special Education7,130 GHS
Psychology Teacher6,210 GHS
Public Management Assistant Professor5,820 GHS
School Counselor5,460 GHS
Science Educator4,050 GHS
Science Laboratory Assistant3,770 GHS
Science Teacher4,140 GHS
Secondary Mathematics Teacher4,030 GHS
Secondary School Teacher3,860 GHS
Special Education Teacher4,290 GHS
Special Needs Assistant3,430 GHS
Statistics Lecturer7,190 GHS
Student Accounts Coordinator3,730 GHS
Student Development Specialist4,670 GHS
Student Employment Specialist4,350 GHS
Student Services3,480 GHS
Student Support Manager4,970 GHS
Substitute Teacher3,400 GHS
Teacher3,600 GHS
Teacher Aide3,190 GHS
Teacher Trainer5,010 GHS
Training and Development Specialist5,210 GHS
Training Coordinator3,570 GHS
Tutor4,130 GHS
University Teacher6,720 GHS
Vocational Education Teacher3,920 GHS

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Ghana range from 2,580 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 9,810 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,380 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 5,380 GHS while the other half are earning more than 5,380 GHS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 3,580 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 3,580 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 7,590 GHS while 25% are earning more than 7,590 GHS.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ghana costs anywhere from 25,300 Cedi(s) to 76,000 Cedi(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Teaching / Education
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Ghana who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,510 GHS
5,220 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

How much are annual salary increments in Ghana for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ghana Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ghana / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ghana is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ghana for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ghana Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

51% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Ghana

31 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 31 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 31 GHS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra5,710 GHS
Kumasi5,990 GHS

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ghana earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,860 GHS
Public Sector+8%
5,230 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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