Salary of GES Newly Recruited Teachers in Ghana

Controller and Accountant-General's Department (CAGD)
Controller and Accountant-General's Department (CAGD)

Freshly baked teachers that are employed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ministry of Education (MoE) under Government of Ghana are mostly referred to as newly recruited teachers.

The postings of new teachers to public schools in Ghana are ensured by the Human Resources Department of the Ghana Education Service (GES) with monitoring from the Ministry of Education.

Newly recruited teachers in Ghana are in two groups; thus, the Degree Holders Group and the Diploma Holders Group.


The salary for Degree and Diploma teachers vary based on which one of these groups they belong to because of the difference in ranks.

Newly recruited teachers who are diploma holders are automatically absorbed onto the Senior Superintendent II rank of a base salary level/scale of PSH14 by the Ghana Education Service (GES) whilst Degree Holders are put on the Principal Superintendent rank of salary level/scale PSH16.

The base salary rates for the Diploma and Degree Groups, PSH 14 and PSH16 are subject to increments annually.

The salary of teachers and other public sector workers are paid by the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department.


Basically, the anniversary each year will be the incremental date for every teacher posted by GES and MoE. The incremental award is to be earned through satisfactory performance.

Newly Recruited Teachers will be on one (1) year probation during which period, they would be assessed for their confirmation.

How much is a newly recruited teacher in Ghana paid?

The base salary rates for the Diploma and Degree teachers in Ghana are PSH 14 and PSH16 respectively subject to increments annually.

A person who is newly recruited by the Government as a teacher in Ghana receives a gross salary on the salary scale of PSH14 (Base Grade) which is equivalent to GH¢1,827.4325 per month and GH¢ 21,929.19 annually. 

This includes allowances and insurance paid by the Government. The salary is subject to increments on the anniversary of the newly recruited teachers in the service.

The Ghanaian teacher also receives additional GH¢1,200 annually as a Professional Development Allowance. This money is paid monthly preferably November of every year.



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