Research Salaries in Indiana

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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, 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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