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Average Salary in Ghana 2020

How much money does a person working in Ghana make?

Average Monthly Salary
5,110 GHS
( 61,300 GHS yearly)


A person working in Ghana typically earns around 5,110 GHS per month. Salaries range from 690 GHS (lowest) to 22,600 GHS (highest).

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

Distribution of Salaries in Ghana

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Ghana range between 690 GHS per month (minimum salary) to 22,600 GHS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,910 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,910 GHS while the other half are earning more than 4,910 GHS. 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 the population are earning less than 2,520 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 2,520 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 12,700 GHS while 25% are earning more than 12,700 GHS.

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Ghana

How are Ghana salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Ghana
Average Salary 2016
4,700 GHS
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,870 GHS
Average Salary 2018+1%
4,940 GHS
Average Salary 2019+2%
5,020 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Ghana are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant3,240 GHS
Accounting Assistant3,070 GHS
Accounting Manager6,600 GHS
Bookkeeper2,620 GHS
Chartered Accountant4,280 GHS
Corporate Treasurer8,770 GHS
Financial Analyst5,140 GHS
Financial Manager9,980 GHS
Internal Auditor4,800 GHS

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant2,600 GHS
Office Manager3,290 GHS
Receptionist3,660 GHS
Secretary2,640 GHS

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director4,720 GHS
Creative Director4,780 GHS
Graphic Designer3,280 GHS
Photographer3,430 GHS

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer5,480 GHS
Air Traffic Controller5,010 GHS
Flight Attendant4,200 GHS
Pilot5,840 GHS

Architect4,390 GHS
CAD Drafter3,760 GHS

Mechanic2,530 GHS
Service Advisor3,650 GHS

Bank Branch Manager7,090 GHS
Teller3,230 GHS

Teacher3,850 GHS
Translator4,280 GHS

Business Planning
Business Analyst5,740 GHS
Business Development Manager7,070 GHS
Project Manager5,380 GHS

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny2,950 GHS
Nursery Teacher3,520 GHS

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer4,570 GHS
Construction Project Manager6,000 GHS
Health and Safety Officer3,200 GHS

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative3,460 GHS
Customer Service Manager6,220 GHS
Customer Service Representative3,250 GHS

Electrical Engineer4,690 GHS
Engineer4,170 GHS
Mechanical Engineer4,670 GHS

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer10,800 GHS
Chief Financial Officer10,500 GHS
General Manager8,290 GHS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef4,080 GHS
Executive Chef4,240 GHS
Hotel Manager6,900 GHS
Travel Agent3,810 GHS
Waiter / Waitress3,050 GHS

Health and Medical
Dentist11,800 GHS
Dietitian11,200 GHS
Laboratory Technician3,590 GHS
Nurse3,760 GHS

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager6,910 GHS
Human Resources Officer3,800 GHS

Information Technology
Computer Technician3,600 GHS
Database Administrator4,890 GHS
Developer / Programmer4,080 GHS
Information Technology Manager7,050 GHS
Network Engineer4,370 GHS

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer3,750 GHS

Attorney7,120 GHS
Legal Assistant3,460 GHS

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist4,600 GHS

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer4,030 GHS
Pharmacist5,350 GHS

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier2,760 GHS
Sales Manager7,750 GHS
Sales Representative3,170 GHS

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher3,460 GHS
Secondary School Teacher3,860 GHS

Average Hourly Wage in Ghana

29 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 29 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximatly 29 GHS for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra5,430 GHS
Kumasi5,690 GHS
2975 - 136

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