What Are The Average Salaries For School Teachers?

Teaching is treated with the utmost respect in both kind and cash. In this article, we would look at the salary structure of teachers in Nigeria.


What Do Teachers Do?

 Teachers work in a middle school or high school environment and administer lessons to students. This often involves teaching large classes of students, so it is important to show authority and be able to control a large group of people.

Some students may have behavioural problems, so it is important not only to help administer coursework but also to help shape students’ personalities and behaviour.

Salary Structure of Teachers in Private School

Let us look at the salary structure of private school teachers. Private owned secondary schools have a higher salary structure for their teachers than government-owned schools.

Also, if you have a very high qualification as a teacher, you can take home an average salary of N80,000 to N150,000.

Though, the average salary and others all depend on the certification of the teacher. Teachers with master’s or just bachelor’s degrees take home a minimum of N50,000 to N80,000. While PhD holders take home above the N80,000 mark.

Salary Structure of Teachers in Public School

Salary Structure of Teachers in Public School

Public schools have one thing that we normally know them for. Therefore, they have poor facilities. This does not apply to all the schools in Nigeria, but most Nigerian public schools are nothing to write home about, so are the salaries of public school teachers.

On average, the take-home salary of a public school teacher is about N15,000 to N70,000 per month. Graduates who are placed at Level 8.

However, they are teachers at federal schools collect an average salary of ₦46,000 to ₦66,000, while those state teachers under the Lagos ministry of education receive an entry-level 8 salary of about ₦45,000 on a monthly basis.

The respite of the poor funds that are not duly allocated to public schools. Also, teachers always opt for them where they want to cement their teaching careers.

FAQ on Level 7 Teacher Salary

Who is eligible for the new teaching salary scale?

The new pay scale applies to teaching personnel in the Learning & Teaching job family who are on the Teaching Practitioner pathway.

What about the other parts of the Learning & Teaching job family?

Learning technologists and Ed-Techs will continue to be employed in the Learning and teaching field.
However, the College and the UCU agreed they would remain on the Professional, Technical, Operational, and Learning compensation scale of pay alone.
Staff who work in the Learning and Teaching family’s Educational Research pathway.
As an Associate Professor of/Reader in Education or a Professor of Education, you will perform the same tasks as other members of the Academic work family.
As a result, we paid them under the Academic salary scale’s minimum salaries for equivalent grades.


 As you can see, teacher salaries vary significantly by district. While some districts offer a higher starting salary than others, this isn’t always the case. Salaries are often determined by the overall tax income the district receives from local businesses and the real estate market.

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