Research Salaries in Ohio

The salary range for an educator with teaching certification in Ohio will likely vary based on district, level of education, and years of experience. For instance, teachers with master’s degrees can earn an additional $5,000 a year or more than teachers with bachelor’s degrees who are adhering to minimum teaching requirements in Ohio. Likewise, those living in larger, metropolitan areas with a higher cost of living will likely earn more than educators who reside in smaller towns. An education student interested in becoming a teacher in Ohio may also boost their pay by earning endorsements in high-paying disciplines such as special education and early childhood education.

The average salary for an Ohio certified teacher is slightly lower than the national average in most disciplines, with elementary school teachers earning slightly more than others in the field. The following table illustrates the comparison using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Ohio Annual mean wage in US
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $83,330 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $90,980 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $79,040 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $63,420 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $67,770 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $25,520 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $54,510 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $57,970 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $59,770 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $59,100 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $55,280 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $58,030 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $56,530 $39,370

The table below additionally highlights the difference in median salaries among residents of Ohio’s three largest metropolitan areas, with the highest salary going to residents of Columbus, which is the city with the largest population.

City Annual mean wage
Akron, OH $56,700
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH $59,290
Columbus, OH $57,730

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