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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Cameroon 2021

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Cameroon?

Average Monthly Salary
687,000 XAF
( 8,240,000 XAF yearly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Cameroon typically earns around 687,000 XAF per month. Salaries range from 144,000 XAF (lowest average) to 2,050,000 XAF (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Health and Medical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician869,000 XAF
Acute Care Nurse430,000 XAF
Administrative Director833,000 XAF
Admitting Clerk150,000 XAF
Admitting Manager459,000 XAF
Admitting Officer342,000 XAF
Advanced Nutrition Aide669,000 XAF
Advanced Practice Provider594,000 XAF
Allergist879,000 XAF
Ambulance Dispatcher339,000 XAF
Ambulance Driver323,000 XAF
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic382,000 XAF
Ambulatory Services Director662,000 XAF
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor832,000 XAF
Anesthesia Technician495,000 XAF
Anesthesiologist1,460,000 XAF
Anesthesiology Assistant510,000 XAF
Assistant Director of Nursing663,000 XAF
Assistant Occupational Therapist349,000 XAF
Assistant Optometrist402,000 XAF
Assistant Physical Therapist330,000 XAF
Audiologist792,000 XAF
Behavioral Health Specialist538,000 XAF
Biomedical Engineering Director656,000 XAF
Biomedical Engineering Technician324,000 XAF
Breast Center Manager1,410,000 XAF
Cardiac Technician325,000 XAF
Cardiology Manager1,320,000 XAF
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist517,000 XAF
Cardiovascular Specialist1,820,000 XAF
Cardiovascular Technologist649,000 XAF
Care Assistant307,000 XAF
Care Coordinator223,000 XAF
Caregiver246,000 XAF
Case Manager543,000 XAF
Central Sterile Processing Technician380,000 XAF
Charge Entry Specialist439,000 XAF
Chief of Psychology1,410,000 XAF
Chief of Surgery2,030,000 XAF
Chiropractor581,000 XAF
Clinic Assistant307,000 XAF
Clinic Manager683,000 XAF
Clinic Navigator314,000 XAF
Clinical Application Specialist438,000 XAF
Clinical Biochemist814,000 XAF
Clinical Cytogeneticist651,000 XAF
Clinical Data Reviewer411,000 XAF
Clinical Development Specialist533,000 XAF
Clinical Director1,190,000 XAF
Clinical Field Associate443,000 XAF
Clinical Genetic Technologist657,000 XAF
Clinical Microbiologist890,000 XAF
Clinical Molecular Geneticist769,000 XAF
Clinical Neuropsychologist962,000 XAF
Clinical Policy Developer385,000 XAF
Clinical Psychologist1,400,000 XAF
Clinical Research Coordinator531,000 XAF
Clinical Scientist887,000 XAF
Clinical Social Worker338,000 XAF
CME Specialist732,000 XAF
Coding Practice Manager547,000 XAF
Community Relations Manager509,000 XAF
Company Nurse311,000 XAF
Correctional Treatment Specialist902,000 XAF
Counseling Psychologist1,050,000 XAF
Credentialing Analyst400,000 XAF
Critical Care Nurse392,000 XAF
CT Technologist429,000 XAF
Cytogenetic Technologist663,000 XAF
Data Coordinator214,000 XAF
Dental Assistant302,000 XAF
Dental Hygienist295,000 XAF
Dental Laboratory Technician291,000 XAF
Dental Receptionist240,000 XAF
Dental Technician277,000 XAF
Dental Therapist437,000 XAF
Dentist1,140,000 XAF
Dermatologist1,440,000 XAF
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer544,000 XAF
Dietetic Technician304,000 XAF
Dietitian916,000 XAF
Director of Medical Staff Services801,000 XAF
Discharge Coordinator200,000 XAF
Dispensing Optician430,000 XAF
District Nurse366,000 XAF
Doctor1,150,000 XAF
Dosimetrist608,000 XAF
EKG Technician403,000 XAF
Emergency Department Physician1,070,000 XAF
Emergency Management Director1,130,000 XAF
Emergency Response Specialist470,000 XAF
Emergency Services Director1,240,000 XAF
Endodontist1,320,000 XAF
Endoscopic Assistant386,000 XAF
Endoscopy Technician385,000 XAF
Enterostomal Therapist583,000 XAF
Epidemiologist777,000 XAF
ER Registration Supervisor300,000 XAF
Exercise Physiologist1,060,000 XAF
Family Nurse Practitioner408,000 XAF
FGP Ultrasound Techncian367,000 XAF
Food Services Director594,000 XAF
Forensic Pathologist1,190,000 XAF
General Medical Practitioner859,000 XAF
Genetic Counselor786,000 XAF
Head Nurse449,000 XAF
Health Compliance Director1,090,000 XAF
Health Economist1,060,000 XAF
Health Information Manager574,000 XAF
Health Services Manager965,000 XAF
Health Systems Specialist558,000 XAF
Health Technologist587,000 XAF
Health Unit Coordinator325,000 XAF
Healthcare Assistant337,000 XAF
Healthcare Consultant658,000 XAF
Healthcare Data Analyst470,000 XAF
Hearing Aid Specialist479,000 XAF
Histotechnologist598,000 XAF
Home Health Aide332,000 XAF
Home Health Scheduler253,000 XAF
Home Nurse340,000 XAF
ICU Registered Nurse394,000 XAF
Immunologist804,000 XAF
Industrial Hygienist560,000 XAF
Infection Control Coordinator425,000 XAF
Infection Control Practitioner940,000 XAF
Infection Preventionist700,000 XAF
Informatics Nurse Specialist385,000 XAF
Informatics Practice Specialist535,000 XAF
Intake Coordinator219,000 XAF
Internist1,490,000 XAF
Interventional Radiographer731,000 XAF
Interventionist1,340,000 XAF
Invasive Cardiologist1,860,000 XAF
Lab Assistant336,000 XAF
Laboratory Manager675,000 XAF
Laboratory Technician333,000 XAF
Lead Patient Account Representative391,000 XAF
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)381,000 XAF
Low Vision Therapist756,000 XAF
Mammography Technician365,000 XAF
Managed Care Assistant235,000 XAF
Maternity Services Director1,020,000 XAF
MDS Coordinator422,000 XAF
Medical Administrator484,000 XAF
Medical Assistant241,000 XAF
Medical Biller247,000 XAF
Medical Billing Clerk200,000 XAF
Medical Billing Specialist384,000 XAF
Medical Coder316,000 XAF
Medical Courier256,000 XAF
Medical Director999,000 XAF
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager449,000 XAF
Medical Equipment Preparer379,000 XAF
Medical Forms Designer300,000 XAF
Medical Insurance Manager789,000 XAF
Medical Office Administrator404,000 XAF
Medical Office Assistant319,000 XAF
Medical Office Manager747,000 XAF
Medical Policy Manager651,000 XAF
Medical Policy Specialist413,000 XAF
Medical Project Coordinator280,000 XAF
Medical Records Administrator287,000 XAF
Medical Records Clerk146,000 XAF
Medical Records Coding Manager561,000 XAF
Medical Records Director608,000 XAF
Medical Records Transcriptionist240,000 XAF
Medical Scribe352,000 XAF
Medical Secretary235,000 XAF
Medical Staff Services Specialist463,000 XAF
Medical Technologist376,000 XAF
Medication Aide325,000 XAF
Mental Health Aide355,000 XAF
Mental Health Nurse392,000 XAF
Mental Health Technician341,000 XAF
Mental Health Therapst831,000 XAF
Mental Health Worker356,000 XAF
Mobile Phlebotomist285,000 XAF
MRI Technologist354,000 XAF
Music Therapist501,000 XAF
Naturopathic Physician1,450,000 XAF
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner517,000 XAF
Neonatologist1,010,000 XAF
Neurodiagnostic Techncian353,000 XAF
Neurologist1,460,000 XAF
Neurophysiology Technologist410,000 XAF
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant318,000 XAF
Nuclear Medical Technician511,000 XAF
Nuclear Medicine Physician1,180,000 XAF
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist514,000 XAF
Nurse344,000 XAF
Nurse Educator439,000 XAF
Nurse Midwife430,000 XAF
Nurse Practitioner464,000 XAF
Nursing Assistant318,000 XAF
Nursing Coordinator431,000 XAF
Nursing Director901,000 XAF
Nursing Services Instructor406,000 XAF
Nursing Supervisor562,000 XAF
Nutrition Assistant374,000 XAF
Nutrition Services Aide439,000 XAF
Obstetrician / Gynecologist1,330,000 XAF
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant376,000 XAF
Occupational Health Advisor722,000 XAF
Occupational Health Safety Specialist659,000 XAF
Occupational Therapist572,000 XAF
Oncology Specialty Representative430,000 XAF
Operating Room Scheduler351,000 XAF
Operating Room Services Director1,020,000 XAF
Ophthalmic Assistant394,000 XAF
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician370,000 XAF
Ophthalmologist1,030,000 XAF
Optician796,000 XAF
Optometrist941,000 XAF
Oral Surgeon1,440,000 XAF
Orthodontic Assistant297,000 XAF
Orthodontist1,380,000 XAF
Orthopedic Technician395,000 XAF
Orthoptist1,030,000 XAF
Orthotist1,070,000 XAF
Pathology Assistant349,000 XAF
Patient Account Represenatative344,000 XAF
Patient Care Coordinator439,000 XAF
Patient Care Manager688,000 XAF
Patient Care Services Executive564,000 XAF
Patient Care Technician346,000 XAF
Patient Management Coordinator308,000 XAF
Patient Registrar252,000 XAF
Patient Relations Manager566,000 XAF
Patient Representative332,000 XAF
Patient Safety Manager573,000 XAF
Patient Safety Specialist451,000 XAF
Patient Services Coordinator511,000 XAF
Patient Services Director734,000 XAF
Patient Sitter291,000 XAF
Pediatrician1,070,000 XAF
Perfusionist1,170,000 XAF
Periodontist1,310,000 XAF
Perioperative Aide473,000 XAF
Personal Support Worker295,000 XAF
Phlebotomist271,000 XAF
Physical Therapist750,000 XAF
Physical Therapy Aide292,000 XAF
Physical Therapy Assistant304,000 XAF
Physical Therapy Director898,000 XAF
Physician1,190,000 XAF
Physician - Anesthesiology1,570,000 XAF
Physician - Cardiology1,750,000 XAF
Physician - CCU1,030,000 XAF
Physician - Dermatology1,360,000 XAF
Physician - Emergency Room1,060,000 XAF
Physician - Endocrinology1,270,000 XAF
Physician - Family Practice920,000 XAF
Physician - Gastroenterology1,290,000 XAF
Physician - Generalist974,000 XAF
Physician - Geriatrics872,000 XAF
Physician - Hematology / Oncology1,270,000 XAF
Physician - Immunology / Allergy1,410,000 XAF
Physician - Infectious Disease1,130,000 XAF
Physician - Internal Medicine1,430,000 XAF
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine1,190,000 XAF
Physician - Nephrology1,370,000 XAF
Physician - Neurology1,420,000 XAF
Physician - Nuclear Medicine1,250,000 XAF
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology1,240,000 XAF
Physician - Occupational Medicine995,000 XAF
Physician - Ophthalmology878,000 XAF
Physician - Otolaryngology855,000 XAF
Physician - Pain Medicine828,000 XAF
Physician - Pathology988,000 XAF
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology1,270,000 XAF
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology1,260,000 XAF
Physician - Pediatrics1,070,000 XAF
Physician - Physiatry1,210,000 XAF
Physician - Podiatry1,150,000 XAF
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine852,000 XAF
Physician - Radiation Therapy1,450,000 XAF
Physician - Radiology1,360,000 XAF
Physician - Rheumatology1,250,000 XAF
Physician - Sports Medicine1,280,000 XAF
Physician - Urology1,560,000 XAF
Physician Assistant755,000 XAF
Physiotherapist873,000 XAF
Podiatrist827,000 XAF
Practice Manager938,000 XAF
Pre Authorization Case Manager549,000 XAF
Preventive Medicine Physician1,100,000 XAF
Program Coordinator220,000 XAF
Project Manager561,000 XAF
Prosthetist826,000 XAF
Prosthodontist1,320,000 XAF
Psychiatric Nurse341,000 XAF
Psychiatric Technician356,000 XAF
Psychiatrist1,250,000 XAF
Psychololgist1,260,000 XAF
Psychometrician1,010,000 XAF
Psychometrist626,000 XAF
Public Health Analyst844,000 XAF
Public Health Social Worker219,000 XAF
Public Health Specialist823,000 XAF
Quality Assurance Manager624,000 XAF
Radiation Therapist1,260,000 XAF
Radiation Therapy Technologist516,000 XAF
Radiographer803,000 XAF
Radiography Technologist536,000 XAF
Radiologic Technologist525,000 XAF
Radiologist1,230,000 XAF
Radiology Manager1,170,000 XAF
Radiology Technologist506,000 XAF
Registered Nurse380,000 XAF
Registered Nurse Case Manager448,000 XAF
Registered Respiratory Therapist747,000 XAF
Rehabilitation Director1,040,000 XAF
Rehabilitation Services Manager1,210,000 XAF
Respiratory Care Practitioner981,000 XAF
Respiratory Manager693,000 XAF
Respiratory Therapist713,000 XAF
Respiratory Therapy Technician448,000 XAF
School Nurse316,000 XAF
Skin Care Specialist721,000 XAF
Sonographer505,000 XAF
Sonography Technologist544,000 XAF
Speech and Language Pathologist805,000 XAF
Staff Nurse356,000 XAF
Surgeon1,510,000 XAF
Surgeon - Burn1,360,000 XAF
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic1,940,000 XAF
Surgeon - Heart Transplant1,980,000 XAF
Surgeon - Neurology1,770,000 XAF
Surgeon - Orthopedic2,080,000 XAF
Surgeon - Pediatric1,560,000 XAF
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive1,880,000 XAF
Surgeon - Trauma1,560,000 XAF
Surgical Assistant506,000 XAF
Surgical Instrument Techncian442,000 XAF
Surgical Technologist462,000 XAF
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager540,000 XAF
Theatre Manager610,000 XAF
Treatment Services Director1,350,000 XAF
Ultrasonographer404,000 XAF
Ultrasound Technologist386,000 XAF
Urologist1,560,000 XAF
Utilization Review Nurse400,000 XAF
Vascular Technologist356,000 XAF
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist735,000 XAF
Ward Manager676,000 XAF
Wellness Coordinator481,000 XAF
X-Ray Technologist524,000 XAF

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Cameroon

Median and salary distribution monthly Cameroon Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Cameroon range from 144,000 XAF per month (minimum average salary) to 2,050,000 XAF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 646,000 XAF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 646,000 XAF while the other half are earning more than 646,000 XAF. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 355,000 XAF while 75% of them are earning more than 355,000 XAF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 1,270,000 XAF while 25% are earning more than 1,270,000 XAF.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Cameroon costs anywhere from 2,300,000 CFA Franc BEAC(s) to 6,900,000 CFA Franc BEAC(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cameroon Health and Medical
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Cameroon who work in Health and Medical earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

725,000 XAF
624,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cameroon for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cameroon
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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cameroon

How much are annual salary increments in Cameroon for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Cameroon are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Cameroon Health and Medical
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Cameroon / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Cameroon is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Cameroon for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Cameroon

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cameroon Health and Medical
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Health and Medical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

68% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Cameroon

3,960 XAF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cameroon is 3,960 XAF. This means that the average person in Cameroon earns approximately 3,960 XAF for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Cameroon
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Douala755,000 XAF
Yaounde708,000 XAF

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cameroon earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
432,000 XAF
Public Sector+11%
478,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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