Individuals interested in becoming an Indiana certified teacher sometimes do not know what to expect after completing the teaching requirements in Indiana because salaries vary based on factors like the district they work for and their educational background. According to Indeed.com, the average teacher salary in Indiana is around $57,000 but thanks to reforms that will go into effect in the next couple of years, new teachers in Indiana can expect to face merit-based pay, which factors in student performance along with a teacher’s background when considering raises in salary.
Anyone seeking teaching certification in Indiana may be interested in the following table which contains data on a sample of various teaching salaries in Indiana pulled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as the national average salary for each position.
|Occupation||Annual mean wage in Indiana||Annual mean wage in U.S.|
|Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,980||$86,620|
|Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,380||$86,730|
|Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$69,860||$74,890|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||$60,690||$65,050|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$62,840||$68,760|
|Preschool Teachers Except Special Education||$25,850||$30,150|
|Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education||$48,140||$52,350|
|Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education||$49,640||$55,270|
|Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education||$49,040||$55,780|
|Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education||$49,040||$56,760|
|Special Education Teachers Preschool Kindergarten and Elementary School||$49,690||$56,460|
|Special Education Teachers Middle School||$50,840||$58,420|
|Special Education Teachers Secondary School||$52,300||$59,080|
The region in which one teaches is also an important factor in determining salary. The next table, which contains information on teaching salaries in the three largest cities in Indiana, will be helpful for those interested in becoming a teacher in Indiana.
|City||Annual mean wage|
|Fort Wayne IN||$44,690|
- Indeed.com – Teacher Salary in Indiana
- Huffington Post – Merit Pay For Teachers in Indiana School Districts Raise Questions
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Annual wages for education, training, and library occupations