Research Salaries in Indiana

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 $91,840 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $94,950 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $76,090 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $63,690 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $63,180 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $26,470 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $49,440 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $51,150 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $52,240 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $51,700 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $52,020 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $53,620 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $53,100 $39,370

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
Indianapolis-Carmel IN $45,850
Fort Wayne IN $44,120
Evansville IN $45,060

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Anderson University

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1100 E 5th St
Anderson, IN 46012-3495
(765) 649-9071

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Ball State University

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2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Bethel College-Indiana

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1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545-5591
(574) 807-7000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Butler University

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4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-8000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

DePauw University

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313 S Locust St
Greencastle, IN 46135-1772
(765) 658-4800

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Franklin College

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101 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, IN 46131-2623
(317) 738-8000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Goshen College

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1700 S Main St
Goshen, IN 46526-4794
(574) 535-7000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Grace College and Seminary

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200 Seminary Dr
Winona Lake, IN 46590-1274
(574) 372-5100

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Huntington University

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2303 College Ave
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-6000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Indiana Institute of Technology

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1600 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46803-1228
(800) 937-2448

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Indiana State University

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210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47809
(812) 237-6311

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Indiana University-Bloomington

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107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Indiana University-Northwest

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3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408-1197
(219) 980-6500

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

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2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
(260) 481-6100

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

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425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143
(317) 274-5555

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Indiana University-South Bend

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1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
(574) 520-4872

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Indiana University-Southeast

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4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Indiana Wesleyan University

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4201 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953-4974
(765) 674-6901

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Manchester University

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604 E. College Ave
North Manchester, IN 46962
(260) 982-5000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Marian University

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3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
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