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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Ghana 2020

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Ghana?

Average Monthly Salary
3,580 GHS
( 42,900 GHS yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Ghana typically earns around 3,580 GHS per month. Salaries range from 1,280 GHS (lowest average) to 8,670 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman1,390 GHS
Assembly Line Worker1,340 GHS
Assembly Supervisor2,070 GHS
Assistance Maintenance Manager4,820 GHS
Assistant Shipping Manager4,210 GHS
Chemical Equipment Controller3,290 GHS
Chemical Technican Apprentice2,670 GHS
CNC Machinist3,010 GHS
CNC Operator2,820 GHS
CNC Programmer3,260 GHS
Colour Technologist1,760 GHS
Contracts Manager5,510 GHS
Data Collection Coordinator2,210 GHS
Demand Planner2,080 GHS
Derrick Operator1,430 GHS
Director of Manufacturing8,070 GHS
Dock Worker1,290 GHS
Drying Technician1,290 GHS
Equipment Operator1,180 GHS
Export Sales Coordinator3,960 GHS
Factory Superintendent2,120 GHS
Factory Worker1,480 GHS
Failure Analysis Technician2,110 GHS
Fiberglass Laminator1,480 GHS
Food Technologist2,480 GHS
Forklift Driver1,420 GHS
Forming Machine Operator1,490 GHS
Furnace Operator1,400 GHS
Gas Appliance Repairer1,360 GHS
General Warehouse Associate2,260 GHS
Heavy Equipment Operator1,780 GHS
HSE Manager5,670 GHS
Industrial Engineer4,420 GHS
Industrial Machinery Mechanic2,780 GHS
Industrial Production Manager7,770 GHS
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer4,170 GHS
Intake Operator1,810 GHS
Key Account Manager6,310 GHS
Lift Truck Operator1,370 GHS
Loading Supervisor2,360 GHS
Logistic Coordinator3,360 GHS
Logistics Clerk1,740 GHS
Machine Operator1,420 GHS
Machinist1,390 GHS
Maintenance Manager5,250 GHS
Maintenance Store Clerk1,520 GHS
Manufacturing Engineer4,200 GHS
Manufacturing Engineering Manager6,680 GHS
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist5,140 GHS
Manufacturing Manager7,200 GHS
Manufacturing Operative2,270 GHS
Manufacturing Production Technician1,800 GHS
Manufacturing Supervisor3,910 GHS
Manufacturing Technician1,600 GHS
Materials Supervisor4,020 GHS
Mechanical Fitter Engineer4,430 GHS
Mechanical Foreman1,320 GHS
Merchandise Planner2,330 GHS
Metrology Engineer4,370 GHS
Operations Engineer4,060 GHS
Operations Manager6,850 GHS
Order Management Coordinator3,450 GHS
Order Processing Manager6,030 GHS
Order Selector1,700 GHS
Package Handler1,290 GHS
Packaging Manager4,420 GHS
Packer1,330 GHS
Packing Deputy Supervisor3,440 GHS
Planning Manager6,460 GHS
Plant Manager7,250 GHS
Precision Instrument Repairer2,150 GHS
Process Technician1,790 GHS
Product Manager7,230 GHS
Production Analyst6,010 GHS
Production Director8,560 GHS
Production Engineer4,580 GHS
Production Engineering Supervisor6,590 GHS
Production Inspector4,740 GHS
Production Laborer1,220 GHS
Production Manager7,910 GHS
Production Scheduler3,210 GHS
Production Supervisor4,190 GHS
Quality Control Analyst5,510 GHS
Quality Control Inspector4,740 GHS
Quality Control Manager6,660 GHS
Service Technician1,670 GHS
SHEQ Officer2,080 GHS
Shipping Manager6,910 GHS
Small Engine Mechanic2,310 GHS
Spray Painter1,410 GHS
Sterile Processing Technician1,560 GHS
Structural Welder1,280 GHS
Supply Chain Operative3,790 GHS
Technical Operator1,890 GHS
Technology Development Manager7,940 GHS
Testing Technician3,180 GHS
Toolmaker2,250 GHS
Warehouse Operative1,530 GHS
Warehouse Worker1,500 GHS
Warranty Handler2,680 GHS
Welder1,300 GHS
Workshop Manager5,160 GHS

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Ghana range from 1,280 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 8,670 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,650 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 3,650 GHS while the other half are earning more than 3,650 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 2,220 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 2,220 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,280 GHS while 25% are earning more than 6,280 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?

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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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,340 GHS
3,730 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana
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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

How much are annual salary increments in Ghana for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ghana Factory and Manufacturing
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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

Information Technology

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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ghana Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

75% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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

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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

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Ghana

21 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 21 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 21 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 29% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra3,800 GHS
Kumasi3,980 GHS
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