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Healthcare Technical Average Salaries in Ghana 2020

How much money does a person working in Healthcare Technical make in Ghana?


Average Monthly Salary
6,320 GHS
( 75,800 GHS yearly)

LOW
2,700
GHS
AVERAGE
6,320
GHS
HIGH
19,500
GHS

A person working in Healthcare Technical in Ghana typically earns around 6,320 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,700 GHS (lowest average) to 19,500 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 Healthcare Technical 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 Clinician9,060 GHS
Admitting Officer3,570 GHS
Ambulance Dispatcher3,650 GHS
Ambulance Driver3,290 GHS
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,950 GHS
Ambulatory Services Director7,160 GHS
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor8,170 GHS
Anesthesia Technician5,060 GHS
Anesthesiologist15,400 GHS
Anesthesiology Assistant5,030 GHS
Assistant Optometrist4,350 GHS
Audiologist8,960 GHS
Biomedical Engineering Director7,020 GHS
Biomedical Engineering Technician3,620 GHS
Cardiac Technician3,440 GHS
Cardiovascular Specialist18,800 GHS
Cardiovascular Technologist7,020 GHS
Central Sterile Processing Technician4,250 GHS
Charge Entry Specialist4,360 GHS
Clinical Application Specialist4,570 GHS
Clinical Biochemist8,040 GHS
Clinical Cytogeneticist7,430 GHS
Clinical Data Reviewer4,490 GHS
Clinical Development Specialist5,500 GHS
Clinical Field Associate4,330 GHS
Clinical Genetic Technologist7,430 GHS
Clinical Microbiologist9,620 GHS
Clinical Molecular Geneticist7,870 GHS
Clinical Neuropsychologist9,640 GHS
Clinical Research Coordinator5,140 GHS
Clinical Scientist9,490 GHS
CME Specialist7,520 GHS
CT Technologist4,540 GHS
Cytogenetic Technologist6,660 GHS
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer5,440 GHS
Dispensing Optician4,330 GHS
Dosimetrist6,450 GHS
EKG Technician4,250 GHS
Endoscopic Assistant3,850 GHS
Endoscopy Technician3,860 GHS
Enterostomal Therapist6,110 GHS
Epidemiologist7,710 GHS
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,790 GHS
Health Systems Specialist5,790 GHS
Health Technologist6,380 GHS
Healthcare Data Analyst4,910 GHS
Hearing Aid Specialist5,100 GHS
Histotechnologist6,010 GHS
Immunologist8,920 GHS
Industrial Hygienist6,440 GHS
Infection Control Coordinator4,610 GHS
Infection Control Practitioner10,500 GHS
Infection Preventionist7,380 GHS
Informatics Practice Specialist5,290 GHS
Interventional Radiographer7,630 GHS
Lab Assistant3,650 GHS
Laboratory Manager6,940 GHS
Laboratory Technician3,590 GHS
Low Vision Therapist8,260 GHS
Mammography Technician3,890 GHS
Medical Coder3,510 GHS
Medical Courier2,700 GHS
Medical Equipment Preparer3,690 GHS
Medical Forms Designer3,100 GHS
Medical Technologist3,940 GHS
MRI Technologist3,940 GHS
Music Therapist5,310 GHS
Neonatologist10,300 GHS
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,770 GHS
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant3,510 GHS
Nuclear Medical Technician5,390 GHS
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist5,550 GHS
Nutrition Assistant3,920 GHS
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,860 GHS
Operating Room Scheduler3,500 GHS
Operating Room Services Director10,700 GHS
Ophthalmic Assistant4,070 GHS
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician4,000 GHS
Optician8,310 GHS
Orthopedic Technician3,900 GHS
Orthoptist11,200 GHS
Orthotist11,000 GHS
Pathology Assistant3,980 GHS
Perfusionist12,300 GHS
Phlebotomist3,050 GHS
Pre Authorization Case Manager5,340 GHS
Prosthetist9,210 GHS
Radiation Therapist13,700 GHS
Radiation Therapy Technologist5,740 GHS
Radiographer9,170 GHS
Radiography Technologist5,650 GHS
Radiologic Technologist5,610 GHS
Radiology Technologist5,640 GHS
Respiratory Care Practitioner10,200 GHS
Respiratory Therapist8,010 GHS
Respiratory Therapy Technician4,410 GHS
Sonographer5,710 GHS
Sonography Technologist5,440 GHS
Speech and Language Pathologist8,240 GHS
Ultrasonographer4,570 GHS
Ultrasound Technologist4,140 GHS
Vascular Technologist3,680 GHS
X-Ray Technologist5,690 GHS

Healthcare Technical Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana Healthcare Technical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Healthcare Technical salaries in Ghana range from 2,700 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 19,500 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,700 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 6,700 GHS while the other half are earning more than 6,700 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 Healthcare Technical are earning less than 4,230 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 4,230 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 13,900 GHS while 25% are earning more than 13,900 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.

Healthcare Technical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Healthcare Technical
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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 Healthcare Technical earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
6,650 GHS
Female-9%
6,040 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

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Healthcare Technical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

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

Healthcare Technical

Healthcare Technical professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

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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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Healthcare Technical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

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

48% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
52%
No Bonus
48%

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.

Healthcare Technical Hourly Average Wage in Ghana


36 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 36 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 36 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.

Healthcare Technical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Healthcare Technical and Health and Medical monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Healthcare Technical is 17% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra6,710 GHS
Kumasi7,040 GHS

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 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

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