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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||5,240 GHS|
|Academic Coach||5,300 GHS|
|Academic Manager||5,970 GHS|
|Academic Specialist||4,430 GHS|
|Academic Staff||3,760 GHS|
|Achievement Coach||5,350 GHS|
|Admissions Specialist||4,560 GHS|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||4,010 GHS|
|Anthropology Teacher||4,270 GHS|
|Arabic Language Teacher||3,750 GHS|
|Archeology Teacher||4,030 GHS|
|Architecture Teacher||4,750 GHS|
|Art Teacher||3,690 GHS|
|Assistant School Principal||5,510 GHS|
|Assistant Teacher||3,550 GHS|
|Biochemistry Professor||6,970 GHS|
|Biology Teacher||4,230 GHS|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||4,600 GHS|
|Business Teacher||4,290 GHS|
|Chemistry Teacher||3,970 GHS|
|Child Care Coordinator||4,020 GHS|
|Child Care Worker||3,180 GHS|
|Clinical School Psychologist||6,060 GHS|
|College Aide||5,250 GHS|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||5,460 GHS|
|College President||9,030 GHS|
|Communications Teacher||3,950 GHS|
|Community Education Officer||3,550 GHS|
|Computer Science Teacher||3,870 GHS|
|Computer Teacher||4,020 GHS|
|Creative Writing Trainer||4,970 GHS|
|Credit Counselor||4,790 GHS|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||3,840 GHS|
|Curriculum Developer||5,160 GHS|
|Curriculum Specialist||4,990 GHS|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||5,050 GHS|
|Director of Learning Technology||5,720 GHS|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||4,560 GHS|
|Economics Lecturer||6,950 GHS|
|Education Administrator||4,790 GHS|
|Education Assistant Director||5,080 GHS|
|Education Assistant Principal||4,360 GHS|
|Education Assistant Professor||5,960 GHS|
|Education Consultant||5,580 GHS|
|Education Coordinator||4,490 GHS|
|Education Counselor||4,850 GHS|
|Education Director||7,200 GHS|
|Education Program Specialist||5,250 GHS|
|Education Researcher||5,820 GHS|
|Education Resource Specialist||4,350 GHS|
|Education Services Facilitator||4,500 GHS|
|Educational Psychologist||6,600 GHS|
|EFL Teacher||4,080 GHS|
|eLearning Trainer||3,680 GHS|
|Elementary School Teacher||3,460 GHS|
|Engineering Lecturer||7,120 GHS|
|Engineering Teacher||5,720 GHS|
|English Teacher||3,840 GHS|
|ESL Teacher||4,320 GHS|
|Faculty Assistant||5,270 GHS|
|Foreign Language Teacher||3,670 GHS|
|GED Teacher||3,760 GHS|
|Geography Teacher||3,950 GHS|
|Head of Mathematics Department||5,330 GHS|
|Head of School||6,670 GHS|
|High School Teacher||4,480 GHS|
|History Teacher||4,050 GHS|
|Infant Teacher||3,010 GHS|
|Instructional Assistant||4,070 GHS|
|Kindergarten Teacher||3,290 GHS|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||3,220 GHS|
|Law Teacher||6,010 GHS|
|Learning Designer||4,780 GHS|
|Library Assistant||2,810 GHS|
|Library Director||4,920 GHS|
|Library Specialist||3,410 GHS|
|Life Sciences Teacher||3,940 GHS|
|Math Lecturer||7,370 GHS|
|Mathematics Teacher||4,640 GHS|
|Middle School Teacher||4,340 GHS|
|Music Teacher||3,760 GHS|
|Nursery Manager||5,950 GHS|
|Nursery Worker||2,420 GHS|
|Physical Education Specialist||4,660 GHS|
|Physical Education Teacher||3,690 GHS|
|Physics Teacher||4,160 GHS|
|Political Science Teacher||4,160 GHS|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||6,180 GHS|
|Preschool Education Administrator||4,630 GHS|
|Preschool Teacher||3,210 GHS|
|Primary School Teacher||3,660 GHS|
|Product Specialist||4,570 GHS|
|Professor - Accounting||7,620 GHS|
|Professor - Architecture||7,610 GHS|
|Professor - Biology||7,230 GHS|
|Professor - Business Administration||6,920 GHS|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||7,440 GHS|
|Professor - Chemistry||7,190 GHS|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||7,240 GHS|
|Professor - Communication||7,050 GHS|
|Professor - Computer Science||7,290 GHS|
|Professor - Dentistry||7,460 GHS|
|Professor - Drama||6,740 GHS|
|Professor - Economics||7,880 GHS|
|Professor - Education||7,620 GHS|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||7,800 GHS|
|Professor - English||6,930 GHS|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||7,280 GHS|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||6,620 GHS|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||7,450 GHS|
|Professor - History||7,380 GHS|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||7,190 GHS|
|Professor - Law||7,660 GHS|
|Professor - Legal Support||6,690 GHS|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||7,580 GHS|
|Professor - Marketing||7,450 GHS|
|Professor - Mathematics||8,140 GHS|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||7,810 GHS|
|Professor - Medical Administration||7,730 GHS|
|Professor - Medicine||8,540 GHS|
|Professor - Music||6,410 GHS|
|Professor - Nursing||7,140 GHS|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||7,390 GHS|
|Professor - Philosophy||7,320 GHS|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||7,550 GHS|
|Professor - Physics||7,650 GHS|
|Professor - Psychology||7,530 GHS|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||6,900 GHS|
|Professor - Social Work||6,660 GHS|
|Professor - Sociology||7,140 GHS|
|Professor - Special Education||7,130 GHS|
|Psychology Teacher||6,210 GHS|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||5,820 GHS|
|School Counselor||5,460 GHS|
|Science Educator||4,050 GHS|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||3,770 GHS|
|Science Teacher||4,140 GHS|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||4,030 GHS|
|Secondary School Teacher||3,860 GHS|
|Special Education Teacher||4,290 GHS|
|Special Needs Assistant||3,430 GHS|
|Statistics Lecturer||7,190 GHS|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||3,730 GHS|
|Student Development Specialist||4,670 GHS|
|Student Employment Specialist||4,350 GHS|
|Student Services||3,480 GHS|
|Student Support Manager||4,970 GHS|
|Substitute Teacher||3,400 GHS|
|Teacher Aide||3,190 GHS|
|Teacher Trainer||5,010 GHS|
|Training and Development Specialist||5,210 GHS|
|Training Coordinator||3,570 GHS|
|University Teacher||6,720 GHS|
|Vocational Education Teacher||3,920 GHS|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
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.