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Salary of GES Newly Recruited Teachers in Ghana

The Ghana Controller and accountant General’s Department, id the official Ministry or Association that is In charge of the payment allocation of salary of Ghanaian Teachers.

The 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, the 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.


Salary of Newly Trained Teachers According to the 2022 GES Single Spine Salary Structure. The salary of a newly trained teacher is GHS1,604.79 as a new entrant but may increase to GHS1,883.41 as the working year increases. The level of newly trained teachers in GES is 14 (SS. PSH14).

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 degree levels across many jobs. And of course, it does differ.

In the Ghanaian Salary system or structure, the salary structure is used differently by sectors of the civil service and therefore workers are paid using different grades individually. Just like every other public sector, the Ghana Education Service (GES) employs this pay structure in paying teachers.

Ghana Education Service (GES) Salary Structure

Ghanaian teachers were paid these amounts below, before the single spine salary structure was implemented :

Teachers below or equal to the rank of a principal superintendent in GES earned between 100 –  400 GH¢.

Teachers above the level of principal superintendent earned between 500 – 800 GH¢.

Following the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure and the increment of the minimum wage, they were a pay rise based on the ranks in Ghana Education Service.

We have compiled the salary structure of teachers based on their rank in the Ghana Education Service.

Additionally, the Director-General is the highest-paid personnel in the Ghana Education Service. He is also entitled to allowances such as clothing allowances, travel allowances amongst others.

The position of the DG of GES has an annual salary of GH¢75,050.10. This translate to a gross monthly salary of GH¢6,254.175.

The Deputy Director-General is the second highest-earning official of the GES. The position of the Deputy DG comes with an annual salary of GH¢65,581.98. This translate to a gross monthly salary of GH¢5,465.165.


Next on the cadre is the position of Assistant Director I. The position of Assistant Director 1 comes with an annual salary of GH¢37,600.45. That is to say, an Assistant Director I monthly take-home is GH¢3,133.370.

However, before one can achieve this rank, he or she must serve as the Assistant Director II for a minimum of 3 years and thereafter pass a promotion aptitude test conducted by the GES.

The Assistant Director II of the Ghana Education Service earns a gross yearly salary of GH¢S29,1999.72. This means that the monthly gross salary is GH¢2,433.31.

The Principal Superintendent (PS) earns a gross yearly salary of GH¢23,852.14. This translate to a gross monthly salary of GH¢1,987.678.

Teachers on the Senior Superintendent I level have a gross yearly salary of GH¢21,197.30 with a monthly gross of GH¢1,766.441.

Diploma holders who are recruited by the GES are placed on this grade level. The gross annual salary of a Senior Superintendent II is GH¢18,837.96 with a monthly gross salary of GH¢1,569.83.


The rank of a teacher is mostly for individuals who were employed by the GES with a non-educational certificate. The gross annual salary is GH¢14,877.87 with a monthly gross salary of GH¢S1,239.823.

It is also important to note that the minimum wage was increased by 6% in 2021 which means the teacher’s salary also increased.

How much is the shs teacher salary ?

The salary of the SHS teacher in Ghana ranges from GHS1,9887.678 (Lowest) to GHS2,800 (Highest).


How many unites are under GES?

The Division operates with seven (7) units under it to harmonize the different categories of disabilities. SPED organizes distinct programs through its 7 units below to promote Inclusive Education.
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