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Average Salary in Ghana 2019

How much money does a person working in Ghana make?

5,110 GHS per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Ghana typically earns around 5,110 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Ghana range between 692 GHS per month (minimum salary) to 22,628 GHS per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,906 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,906 GHS while the other half are earning more than 4,906 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 2,519 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 2,519 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 12,666 GHS while 25% are earning more than 12,666 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

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    =  
4,788 GHS
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,965 GHS
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,030 GHS
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,110 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Ghana are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant3,243 GHS
Administrative Assistant2,599 GHS
Architect4,394 GHS
Attorney7,116 GHS
Biomedical Engineer4,034 GHS
CAD Drafter3,764 GHS
Cashier2,763 GHS
Chartered Accountant4,278 GHS
Chef4,078 GHS
Chief Executive Officer10,832 GHS
Chief Financial Officer10,472 GHS
Civil Engineer4,569 GHS
Computer Technician3,596 GHS
Creative Director4,776 GHS
Dentist11,780 GHS
Developer / Programmer4,076 GHS
Electrical Engineer4,694 GHS
Elementary School Teacher3,463 GHS
Engineer4,175 GHS
Executive Chef4,238 GHS
Flight Attendant4,203 GHS
General Manager8,288 GHS
Graphic Designer3,276 GHS
Hotel Manager6,899 GHS
Human Resources Manager6,914 GHS
Internal Auditor4,804 GHS
Journalist4,599 GHS
Legal Assistant3,465 GHS
Mechanical Engineer4,665 GHS
Nurse3,760 GHS
Pharmacist5,350 GHS
Photographer3,427 GHS
Pilot5,844 GHS
Police Officer3,753 GHS
Project Manager5,383 GHS
Receptionist2,755 GHS
Sales Manager7,751 GHS
Sales Representative3,167 GHS
Secondary School Teacher3,864 GHS
Secretary2,645 GHS
Teacher3,849 GHS
Teller3,230 GHS
Travel Agent3,809 GHS
Waiter / Waitress3,052 GHS

Average Hourly Wage in Ghana | All Jobs

29 GHS per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana | All Jobs 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
Accra5,428 GHS
Kumasi5,692 GHS
2989 - 91
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