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Information Technology Average Salaries in Ghana 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Ghana?


Average Monthly Salary
5,140 GHS
( 61,700 GHS yearly)

LOW
2,640
GHS
AVERAGE
5,140
GHS
HIGH
8,300
GHS

A person working in Information Technology in Ghana typically earns around 5,140 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,640 GHS (lowest average) to 8,300 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology 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
2nd Line Systems Engineer4,380 GHS
ABAP Developer4,420 GHS
Advertising Account Planner4,110 GHS
Android Developer4,830 GHS
Angular Developer4,330 GHS
Application Consultant5,600 GHS
Applications System Specialist4,230 GHS
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist5,720 GHS
Artificial Intelligence Developer5,620 GHS
AS400 Programmer4,750 GHS
Assistant Information Technology Manager5,620 GHS
Assistant Service Delivery Manager5,830 GHS
Avaloq Developer4,450 GHS
BizTalk Developer 4,750 GHS
Blockchain Associate4,430 GHS
Blockchain Developer4,500 GHS
Build and Release Engineer4,380 GHS
Business Intelligence Analyst4,980 GHS
Business Intelligence Developer4,900 GHS
Business Objects Developer4,270 GHS
Business Process Consultant5,210 GHS
Business Systems Analyst4,290 GHS
C# Developer5,040 GHS
C++ Developer4,980 GHS
Capacity Planning Manager6,120 GHS
Change Administrator3,980 GHS
Chief Information Security Officer7,190 GHS
Client Delivery Manager6,420 GHS
CMS Developer3,810 GHS
Computer Animator4,160 GHS
Computer Hardware Engineer3,810 GHS
Computer Networks Architect5,010 GHS
Computer Operator3,180 GHS
Computer Technician3,600 GHS
Copy Editor3,760 GHS
CRM Application Administrator4,530 GHS
Cross Platform Security Manager6,550 GHS
Curam Developer3,920 GHS
Data Analyst4,270 GHS
Data Architect4,950 GHS
Data Center Technician4,310 GHS
Data Entry Supervisor3,140 GHS
Data Manager6,410 GHS
Data Modeling Analyst4,780 GHS
Data Quality Analyst4,460 GHS
Data Security Analyst4,630 GHS
Data Security Manager6,580 GHS
Data Warehousing Manager5,910 GHS
Data Warehousing Specialist4,370 GHS
Database Administration Manager6,050 GHS
Database Administrator4,890 GHS
Database Analyst4,980 GHS
Database Developer4,780 GHS
Database Report Writer4,340 GHS
Delivery Manager4,940 GHS
Developer / Programmer4,540 GHS
Development Manager6,790 GHS
Director of Application Development7,260 GHS
Director of Technology7,810 GHS
Disaster Recovery Analyst4,390 GHS
Documentation Specialist4,270 GHS
E-Commerce Manager5,610 GHS
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst5,270 GHS
E-Commerce Marketing Manager6,230 GHS
E-Commerce Sales Manager6,370 GHS
E-Commerce Strategy Manager6,630 GHS
Enterprise Architecture Manager6,050 GHS
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect5,830 GHS
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager7,280 GHS
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant4,970 GHS
ERP Analyst5,250 GHS
ERP Project Manager6,250 GHS
Ethical Hacker4,430 GHS
Financial Systems Manager6,670 GHS
Flash Developer4,240 GHS
Front End Developer4,140 GHS
Full Stack Developer4,600 GHS
Functional Analyst4,840 GHS
Game Developer4,520 GHS
GIS Analyst4,250 GHS
GIS Developer4,580 GHS
Global BI Analyst4,860 GHS
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer4,220 GHS
Graphics Programmer4,010 GHS
Graphics Web Designer3,820 GHS
Hardware Design Engineer4,600 GHS
Hardware Engineering Manager7,170 GHS
Hardware Technician3,610 GHS
Head of Development6,790 GHS
Help Desk Analyst4,390 GHS
Help Desk Manager5,210 GHS
Help Desk Support3,460 GHS
Helpdesk Manager5,560 GHS
Imaging Programmer4,150 GHS
Informatics Optimization Specialist4,780 GHS
Information Assurance Analyst4,670 GHS
Information Program Director6,390 GHS
Information Security Administrator5,240 GHS
Information Security Analyst5,860 GHS
Information Security Engineer4,710 GHS
Information Security Manager6,690 GHS
Information Security Specialist5,960 GHS
Information Services Consultant5,610 GHS
Information Technology Administrator3,810 GHS
Information Technology Asset Manager6,110 GHS
Information Technology Consultant5,810 GHS
Information Technology Coordinator3,870 GHS
Information Technology Director8,010 GHS
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer3,940 GHS
Information Technology Manager8,090 GHS
Information Technology Operations Manager7,650 GHS
Information Technology Product Manager7,220 GHS
Information Technology Project Administrator4,090 GHS
Information Technology Project Coordinator4,790 GHS
Information Technology Project Leader5,430 GHS
Information Technology Project Manager7,560 GHS
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager5,690 GHS
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)5,110 GHS
Information Technology Quality Specialist4,730 GHS
Information Technology Support3,150 GHS
Information Technology Team Leader5,870 GHS
Information Technology Trainer4,810 GHS
Information Technology Training Analyst4,940 GHS
Interface Design Manager6,050 GHS
Interface Designer3,890 GHS
IOS Developer5,100 GHS
Java Developer5,030 GHS
Javascript Developer4,720 GHS
Lead Developer5,320 GHS
Linux Administrator4,890 GHS
Lotus Domino Administrator4,920 GHS
Lotus Notes Developer4,820 GHS
Mail Server Administrator4,380 GHS
Major Incident Manager5,500 GHS
Managed Service Specialist4,540 GHS
Microsystems Engineer4,860 GHS
Mobile Developer4,530 GHS
Multimedia Developer4,000 GHS
Multimedia Services Manager5,300 GHS
Network Administration Team Lead5,300 GHS
Network Administrator4,040 GHS
Network Analyst4,200 GHS
Network and Infrastructure Manager7,590 GHS
Network Engineer4,370 GHS
Network Engineering Manager5,600 GHS
Network Security Systems Manager5,870 GHS
Network Specialist4,560 GHS
Network Technician3,540 GHS
Nodejs Developer5,210 GHS
NT Systems Administrator4,240 GHS
Numerical Control Programmer3,910 GHS
Online Banking Manager7,600 GHS
Online Banking Specialist5,560 GHS
OPS Manager6,500 GHS
Oracle Database Administrator4,320 GHS
Oracle Developer5,110 GHS
Perl Developer4,210 GHS
PHP Developer4,330 GHS
Python Developer5,150 GHS
Records Manager4,080 GHS
Remedy Developer3,800 GHS
Reporting Analyst4,500 GHS
Ruby Developer4,410 GHS
Salesforce Administrator4,720 GHS
Salesforce Developer3,830 GHS
SAP Consultant4,770 GHS
SAS Programmer4,160 GHS
Scrum Master3,820 GHS
SEO Associate3,820 GHS
SEO Manager6,000 GHS
Service Delivery Manager6,260 GHS
Service Level Manager6,050 GHS
Service Support Lead4,640 GHS
SharePoint Administrator4,300 GHS
Sharepoint Consultant4,940 GHS
Sharepoint Developer5,100 GHS
Shift Leader4,900 GHS
SOA Analyst4,510 GHS
SOC Engineer4,560 GHS
Software Analyst4,650 GHS
Software Architect4,720 GHS
Software Development Manager6,190 GHS
Software Engineer4,700 GHS
Software QA Engineer4,230 GHS
Software Sales4,170 GHS
Software Specialist4,090 GHS
Software Support Engineer3,750 GHS
Software Test Engineer3,920 GHS
Solutions Architect6,250 GHS
Storage Engineer3,720 GHS
Supervisor3,350 GHS
Support Analyst4,350 GHS
Support Specialist4,870 GHS
System Administrator4,160 GHS
Systems Analyst4,490 GHS
Systems Architect4,530 GHS
Systems Consultant5,510 GHS
Systems Engineer3,940 GHS
Systems Integrator4,670 GHS
Technical Analyst4,180 GHS
Technical Consultant5,090 GHS
Technical Manager5,050 GHS
Technical Project Manager6,190 GHS
Technical Sales4,390 GHS
Technical Trainer5,010 GHS
Technical Writer4,300 GHS
Technology Business Analyst4,860 GHS
Technology Director8,040 GHS
Technology Specialist5,930 GHS
Teradata Developer3,780 GHS
Test Analyst4,520 GHS
Tester3,980 GHS
Testing Manager6,440 GHS
TIBCO Developer3,950 GHS
UNIX Administrator4,550 GHS
Usability Engineer4,450 GHS
User Experience Consultant5,140 GHS
User Experience Design Expert4,790 GHS
User Experience Designer3,960 GHS
User Experience Researcher4,730 GHS
User Interface Designer4,660 GHS
VB Developer3,700 GHS
VB.NET Developer4,790 GHS
Video Game Designer3,930 GHS
Visual Information Specialist4,360 GHS
Web Applications Manager5,290 GHS
Web Content Specialist4,960 GHS
Web Designer4,290 GHS
Web Developer4,280 GHS
Web Editor3,900 GHS
Web Project Manager5,110 GHS
Web Promotions Specialist4,550 GHS
Web Security Administrator4,640 GHS
Web Security Manager7,260 GHS
Web Support Analyst3,530 GHS
Web Writer3,880 GHS
Webmaster4,000 GHS
Windows System Administrator4,430 GHS
Wireless Consultant5,240 GHS
Writer and Documentor4,020 GHS

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Ghana range from 2,640 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 8,300 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,730 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,730 GHS while the other half are earning more than 4,730 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 people working in Information Technology are earning less than 3,320 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 3,320 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 5,990 GHS while 25% are earning more than 5,990 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 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 Ghana costs anywhere from 25,400 Cedi(s) to 76,100 Cedi(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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Information Technology
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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 Ghana who work in Information Technology earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
4,880 GHS
Male+9%
5,320 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

How much are annual salary increments in Ghana for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ghana Information Technology
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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.

Ghana / 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 Ghana is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ghana for the year 2019. 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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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ghana Information Technology
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Information Technology 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.

55% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 45% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
45%
No Bonus
55%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Ghana
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ghana earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,860 GHS
Public Sector+8%
5,230 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Ghana


30 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 30 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 30 GHS 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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Information Technology is 1% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra5,460 GHS
Kumasi5,730 GHS
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