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The job market for teachers is showing promising growth: employment for teachers is expected to grow by seven per cent for kindergarten and elementary school teachers and by eight per cent for middle school and high school teachers until 2026. In this article, we have highlighted all of the highest paying teaching jobs available.

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Being a teacher comes with its unique perks, like having long summer and winter vacations, getting an early end to the day, and setting a work schedule in advance.

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A teacher with over 15 years of experience can earn $56,157 – 23,125,452.60 in Niara per year, while an entry-level teacher can make $43,203 – 17,790,995.40 in Niara per year.

The Kind of Teaching Job that is Right for You

To gain employment as a teacher, at least a bachelor’s degree is required. Some teachers choose to major in the subject area they plan to teach, such as English, history, or biology, but it is generally not required to do so.

In many states, including Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt , a master’s degree is also necessary to obtain a teaching certificate. For any form you teach in, a certificate or license specific to that state is required.

The teaching job you choose is dependent on your interests and your background — prospective teachers who studied art in college, for example, may have trouble finding employment as a math teacher.

Highest Paying Teaching Jobs In Nigeria


High School Chemistry Teacher: Salary Ranger: N 16,095,300.00

If you’re a chemistry buff, you’re in luck — chemistry is one of the highest-paid subjects to teach in high schools. Chemistry teachers are typically prominent in chemistry or a related field during their undergraduate education.

Depending on the state, high school chemistry teachers may also require a master’s degree in teaching and a student teaching internship and complete required state examinations for teachers.

Bilingual Education Teacher  

Salary Range: N 18,984,200.00

Teachers who speak a second language can earn more than their counterparts. For example, some districts with a high percentage of Spanish speakers need teachers who speak Spanish and who can teach in ESL classrooms.

Special Education Teacher

Salary Range: N15,269,900.00

Special education teachers work with students with physical, developmental, mental, and other disabilities who need specialized instruction and care to facilitate their learning.

Special education teachers teach traditional subjects ranging from reading and writing to math and science.

A special education teacher’s duties often vary based on the needs of the students they are teaching.

Becoming a special education teacher requires a bachelor’s degree in an education-related field, and depending on the state you live in, either a master’s degree and additional certifications.

Assistant Principal


Salary Range:
N 24,349,300.00

Assistant principals, often also called vice principals, work directly under an elementary, middle or high school principal.

They handle specific disciplinary actions, coordinate the schedules and management of teachers and staff, and complete other administrative duties.

Often assistant principals have a master’s degree in education administration or educational leadership and some teaching experience.

High School Math Teacher

Salary Range: N 15,269,900.00

Math teachers in high school teach subjects, including geometry, algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus. Typically, math teachers major in math or a related quantitative field during their undergraduate education.

Depending on the state, high school math teachers may also require a master’s degree in teaching and a student teaching internship and complete required state examinations for teachers.


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