Teachers Salary in Ghana. Full Details

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How much do teachers earn in Ghana? What is teachers’ monthly salary in Ghana?

We will give you all the details you have to know in this post.

In this post we are going to make know to you every detail you need to know about diploma and degree teacher salary in Ghana.

In our previous post we wrote about Lecturer’s Salary in Ghana. You can check that out HERE.

Teachers are basically trained to impact knowledge. They are responsible for preparing lessons and educating students at all levels. Their duties include assigning homework, grading test and documenting progress.

In Ghana, there are several grades or ranks of teachers. The highest amongst them is the university lecturers.

Teacher’s salary differs depending on your rank or grade. For instance, a teacher who hold a bachelor’s degree earns higher salary than diploma teachers.

Teachers in Ghana fall under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and are paid by the Ministry of Finance through the Accountant General Department.

You might be planning to pursue a career in Teaching in Ghana but have little or no information about their salary structure. This information is also useful for teachers under training.

We will answer the following question in details.

  • How much does a teachers earn in Ghana?
  • What is the salary structure of teachers in Ghana?

Salaries paid to workers in the government sector are different from those who work in the private sector.

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The salary of a teacher working in a private schools may differ from that of the public service workers

This post will focus mainly on the teachers employed by the government.

Teachers’ salary Structure

The salary of a teacher is divided into different sections some of which include single spine, tax deductions and many more. See below a detailed breakdown of teachers’ salary in Ghana.

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  • Single spine monthly salary
  • SS Teachers retention premium
  • SSNIT Contribution
  • Income tax
  • Association dues (GNAT)
  • GNAT Cancer Fund
  • Welfare Dues
  • Mutual Fund Dues

Gross salary = GHC 1,899.26

Net salary of teachers = GHC 1,340.29

From information we gathered, a teacher in Ghana is likely to earn GHC 800.00 – GHC 2,083.00 per month. The differences in salary is due to rank, years of experience and several other factors.

salary of diploma teachers in ghana

Things to note

Annual income of a Ghanaian teacher.

The annual gross salary amounts to GHS 33,796.82.


Private school teacher’s salary

Private schools in Ghana pay lesser amount to their teachers than those in the public sector. Only a few private schools pay very lucrative pays to their teachers.

A private school teacher is likely to earn GHC 300.00 – GHC 1,500.00 per month. This amount depends on several factors.

You can get more information from the facility you intend working at.



Aside the monthly pay given to teachers, there might be financial bonuses that comes directly from the schools. Some schools give hampers to their staff during festive seasons.

The monthly payment given to teachers in Ghana is considerably manageable.

However, due to the high rate of living in recent times most teachers opt for second or part time job or even start a business.


All questions answered

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6 thoughts on “Teachers Salary in Ghana. Full Details”

  1. Teaching is not easy for teachers to be receiving such a lowest amount of salary. The teachers teach all the departments in the country and they rather receive the list salary is very bad

  2. Oooh infact teachers monthly salary is not encouraging,Infant they suffer a lot so they were suppose to receive a little bit high salary than what they are receiving

  3. Thank you for the piece of information. But point of correction, Teachers are not paid by the Ministry of Health through the Accountant General Department. Instead they are paid by the Ministry of Education through the Controller and Accountant General’s Department. Thanks


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