A person working in Human Resources in Ghana typically earns around 4,790 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,040 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 Human Resources careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||3,000 GHS|
|Benefits Analyst||3,910 GHS|
|Benefits Manager||6,490 GHS|
|Chief People Officer||8,120 GHS|
|Compensation Analyst||3,770 GHS|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||6,050 GHS|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||2,610 GHS|
|Compensation Manager||6,260 GHS|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||8,070 GHS|
|Corporate Trainer||4,060 GHS|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||4,610 GHS|
|Employee Communications Manager||5,740 GHS|
|Employee Development Specialist||5,400 GHS|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||5,420 GHS|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||4,930 GHS|
|Employee Performance Specialist||3,960 GHS|
|Employee Relations Manager||5,450 GHS|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||5,830 GHS|
|Employee Services Manager||5,350 GHS|
|Employment Advice Worker||2,440 GHS|
|Employment Interviewer||3,820 GHS|
|Employment Service Specialist||3,090 GHS|
|Employment Services Coordinator||3,400 GHS|
|Enrollment Counselor||5,150 GHS|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||3,700 GHS|
|Executive Human Capital Management||7,650 GHS|
|Executive Recruiter||5,520 GHS|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||5,490 GHS|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||3,670 GHS|
|Global Mobility Manager||6,700 GHS|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||3,070 GHS|
|HRIS Analyst||2,770 GHS|
|HRIS Manager||4,580 GHS|
|HRIS Supervisor||2,580 GHS|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||2,960 GHS|
|Human Resources Administrator||3,430 GHS|
|Human Resources Advisor||5,090 GHS|
|Human Resources Analyst||4,570 GHS|
|Human Resources Assessor||2,990 GHS|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||5,550 GHS|
|Human Resources Associate||2,130 GHS|
|Human Resources Consultant||6,020 GHS|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||4,440 GHS|
|Human Resources Generalist||4,110 GHS|
|Human Resources Manager||7,540 GHS|
|Human Resources Officer||2,810 GHS|
|Human Resources Representative||2,870 GHS|
|Human Resources Section Head||4,820 GHS|
|Human Resources Superintendent||2,770 GHS|
|Human Resources Training Executive||5,190 GHS|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||6,370 GHS|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||4,880 GHS|
|Labor Relations Director||6,190 GHS|
|Labor Relations Manager||6,080 GHS|
|Labor Relations Specialist||2,890 GHS|
|Learning and Development Manager||6,560 GHS|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||2,830 GHS|
|Organizational Development Consultant||5,830 GHS|
|Organizational Development Manager||6,310 GHS|
|Organizational Development Specialist||3,520 GHS|
|Payroll Assistant||2,530 GHS|
|Payroll Supervisor||3,200 GHS|
|People Development Officer||4,040 GHS|
|Personnel Officer||2,090 GHS|
|Records Clerk||2,020 GHS|
|Records Manager||3,240 GHS|
|Recruiting Coordinator||2,710 GHS|
|Recruiting Manager||7,080 GHS|
|Recruitment Consultant||5,290 GHS|
|Recruitment Officer||2,820 GHS|
|Recruitment Supervisor||4,360 GHS|
|Research Associate||2,440 GHS|
|SAP Resource Manager||5,450 GHS|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||4,110 GHS|
|Talent Management Officer||3,270 GHS|
|Training and Development Section Head||5,270 GHS|
|Training Executive||5,970 GHS|
|Training Officer||2,690 GHS|
Human Resources salaries in Ghana range from 2,040 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 8,300 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,700 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 4,700 GHS while the other half are earning more than 4,700 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.
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 Human Resources are earning less than 3,030 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 3,030 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 6,370 GHS while 25% are earning more than 6,370 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 Human Resources earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources 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 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.
Human Resources 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 Human Resources 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 Human Resources is 5% 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.