A person working in Engineering in Ghana typically earns around 4,280 GHS per month. Salaries range from 1,360 GHS (lowest average) to 9,050 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 Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||4,080 GHS|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||3,310 GHS|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,720 GHS|
|Associate Engineer||4,000 GHS|
|Autocad Operator||2,690 GHS|
|Automation Engineer||4,560 GHS|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||3,940 GHS|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,990 GHS|
|BMS Engineer||4,210 GHS|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||2,310 GHS|
|Broadcast Engineer||4,060 GHS|
|CAD Design Engineer||4,320 GHS|
|CAD Designer||2,570 GHS|
|CAE Engineer||4,150 GHS|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,790 GHS|
|Civil Engineer||4,650 GHS|
|Commissioning Engineer||4,100 GHS|
|Communications Engineer||4,860 GHS|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,650 GHS|
|Contract Associate Engineer||4,060 GHS|
|Control Systems Engineer||4,210 GHS|
|Controls Engineer||4,400 GHS|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,710 GHS|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,930 GHS|
|Design Engineer||4,530 GHS|
|Drafting Manager||4,830 GHS|
|Drilling Engineer||4,230 GHS|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,260 GHS|
|Electrical Engineer||4,690 GHS|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||6,030 GHS|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||4,500 GHS|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||2,160 GHS|
|Energy Engineer||4,460 GHS|
|Engine Assembler||1,970 GHS|
|Engineering Account Manager||5,000 GHS|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,890 GHS|
|Engineering Consultant||5,740 GHS|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||6,240 GHS|
|Engineering Lab Technician||4,150 GHS|
|Engineering Planning Manager||6,310 GHS|
|Engineering Production Manager||7,400 GHS|
|Engineering Project Analyst||4,840 GHS|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||4,950 GHS|
|Engineering Project Director||8,610 GHS|
|Engineering Project Manager||6,220 GHS|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||7,070 GHS|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||3,310 GHS|
|Engineering Sales Manager||5,920 GHS|
|Engineering Technician||3,450 GHS|
|Engineering Technologist||3,480 GHS|
|Environmental Engineer||4,380 GHS|
|Equipment Engineer||4,010 GHS|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,690 GHS|
|Fabrication Specialist||3,020 GHS|
|Facade Engineer||4,340 GHS|
|Fiber Analyst||2,410 GHS|
|Field Engineer||4,400 GHS|
|Field Engineering Manager||7,030 GHS|
|Fire Engineer||4,260 GHS|
|Fitter and Turner||1,340 GHS|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||5,230 GHS|
|Generation Engineer||4,480 GHS|
|Genetic Engineer||4,520 GHS|
|Geological Engineer||4,470 GHS|
|Geotechnical Engineer||4,810 GHS|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||2,320 GHS|
|Highway Engineer||4,420 GHS|
|HSE Professional||3,920 GHS|
|HVAC Engineer||4,640 GHS|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,930 GHS|
|Industrial Engineer||4,120 GHS|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||4,250 GHS|
|Instrument Engineer||4,060 GHS|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||4,280 GHS|
|Instrumentation Engineer||4,370 GHS|
|Instrumentation Manager||4,120 GHS|
|Irrigation Engineer||4,080 GHS|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||4,430 GHS|
|Locomotive Engineer||4,330 GHS|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,870 GHS|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,580 GHS|
|Maintenance Manager||4,320 GHS|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,320 GHS|
|Marine Engineer||4,430 GHS|
|Materials Engineer||4,240 GHS|
|Materials Researcher||4,160 GHS|
|Materials Technician||3,080 GHS|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||4,700 GHS|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||4,700 GHS|
|Mechanical Designer||3,730 GHS|
|Mechanical Engineer||4,520 GHS|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||5,850 GHS|
|Mechanical Inspector||4,230 GHS|
|Mechatronics Engineer||4,600 GHS|
|Mining Engineer||4,310 GHS|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||4,850 GHS|
|Optical Engineer||4,310 GHS|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,210 GHS|
|PCB Assembler||1,510 GHS|
|Photonics Engineer||4,670 GHS|
|Photonics Technician||3,740 GHS|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,840 GHS|
|Piping Designer||2,230 GHS|
|Piping Engineer||4,090 GHS|
|Planning Engineer||4,240 GHS|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||2,040 GHS|
|Principal Cost Engineer||4,580 GHS|
|Principal Engineer||4,170 GHS|
|Principal Support Engineer||4,530 GHS|
|Process Engineer||4,320 GHS|
|Process Operator||2,530 GHS|
|Product Development Engineer||4,460 GHS|
|Product Development Technician||3,280 GHS|
|Product Engineer||4,380 GHS|
|Product Safety Engineer||3,900 GHS|
|Production Engineer||4,170 GHS|
|Project Engineer||4,370 GHS|
|Proposal Manager||5,500 GHS|
|Purchasing Engineer||4,100 GHS|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,440 GHS|
|Rail Engineer||4,440 GHS|
|Robotics Engineer||5,010 GHS|
|Robotics Technician||3,570 GHS|
|Safety Engineer||4,320 GHS|
|Safety Inspector||3,280 GHS|
|Safety Manager||5,280 GHS|
|Safety Officer||2,150 GHS|
|Sales Engineer||4,770 GHS|
|Scheduling Engineer||4,030 GHS|
|Service Engineer||4,730 GHS|
|Solar Engineer||4,440 GHS|
|Staff Engineer||4,190 GHS|
|Static Equipment Engineer||4,230 GHS|
|Stationary Engineer||3,740 GHS|
|Stress Engineer||4,130 GHS|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||4,280 GHS|
|Structural Designer||3,720 GHS|
|Structural Engineer||4,210 GHS|
|Structural Technician||2,710 GHS|
|Supply Chain Specialist||4,110 GHS|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,220 GHS|
|Technical Assistant||2,100 GHS|
|Technical Engineer||3,790 GHS|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,650 GHS|
|Tender Engineer||3,970 GHS|
|Test Development Engineer||4,430 GHS|
|Transportation Engineer||4,030 GHS|
|Validation Engineer||3,870 GHS|
|Verification Engineer||3,940 GHS|
|Wastewater Engineer||4,390 GHS|
|Wind Energy Engineer||4,430 GHS|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||5,690 GHS|
|Work Planner||3,120 GHS|
Engineering salaries in Ghana range from 1,360 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 9,050 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,190 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,190 GHS while the other half are earning more than 4,190 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,500 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 2,500 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,490 GHS while 25% are earning more than 6,490 GHS.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ghana costs anywhere from 25,300 Cedi(s) to 76,000 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.
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 Engineering earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering 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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ghana for the year 2020. 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.
Engineering 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.
52% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.