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Average Salary in Ghana 2018

How much money does a person working in Ghana make?

2,845 GHS per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Ghana typically earns around 2,845 GHS per month.
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 | All Jobs

25% of people earn
1,025 GHS
or less
50% of people earn
1,583 GHS
or less
75% of people earn
4,000 GHS
or less
350 GHS
1,583 GHS
10,000 GHS

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Ghana range between 350 GHS per month (minimum salary) to 10,000 GHS per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 1,583 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 1,583 GHS while the other half are earning more than 1,583 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.

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 1,025 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 1,025 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 4,000 GHS while 25% are earning more than 4,000 GHS.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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

Salaries for specific job categories

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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.

Average Salary 2015    =  
2,666 GHS
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
2,735 GHS
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
2,812 GHS
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
2,845 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Ghana are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in Ghana | All Jobs

15 GHS per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana | All Jobs is 15 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximatly 15 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
Accra2,226 GHS
Kumasi6,500 GHS
Takoradi4,425 GHS
Tema3,963 GHS
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