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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Ghana 2021

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Ghana?

Average Monthly Salary
6,790 GHS
( 81,500 GHS yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Ghana typically earns around 6,790 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,450 GHS (lowest average) to 11,300 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist4,670 GHS
Algorithm Developer6,040 GHS
Analytical Chemist9,370 GHS
Anthropologist7,120 GHS
Archeologist5,850 GHS
Assistant Breeder3,040 GHS
Astronomer11,300 GHS
Atmospheric and Space Scientist8,970 GHS
Behavior Analyst5,920 GHS
Behavior Intervention Specialist6,410 GHS
Biochemist9,870 GHS
Biofuels Processing Technician3,920 GHS
Biofuels Production Manager6,810 GHS
Biologist9,860 GHS
Biomedical Scientist10,900 GHS
Biophysicist10,300 GHS
Chemical Engineer4,950 GHS
Chemical Technologist4,490 GHS
Chemist10,100 GHS
Chief Technologist8,380 GHS
Climate Change Analyst6,370 GHS
Clinical Laboratory Scientist10,600 GHS
Computer Scientist7,570 GHS
Conservation Scientist8,650 GHS
Data Scientist7,930 GHS
DNA Analyst10,000 GHS
Ecologist7,570 GHS
Economic Development Specialist7,500 GHS
Flavourist3,390 GHS
Food Scientist6,670 GHS
Forensic Scientist7,900 GHS
Formulation Technologist3,950 GHS
Fraud Investigator4,910 GHS
Genomics Scientist10,600 GHS
Geographer5,340 GHS
Geographic Information Systems Technician3,350 GHS
Geological Data Technician3,540 GHS
Geological Technician4,330 GHS
Geologist8,720 GHS
Geomatics Scientist8,270 GHS
Geophysical Data Technician3,240 GHS
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist8,000 GHS
Hydrologist6,600 GHS
Industrial Ecologist7,320 GHS
Intelligence Analyst6,210 GHS
Knowledge Management Specialist5,290 GHS
Laboratory Manager6,870 GHS
Laboratory Researcher4,800 GHS
Laboratory Technician3,010 GHS
Life Sciences Analyst6,950 GHS
Life Scientist7,900 GHS
Marine Architect6,280 GHS
Marine Biologist7,160 GHS
Marine Superintendent4,100 GHS
Materials Analyst4,170 GHS
Materials Scientist7,400 GHS
Mathematician7,690 GHS
Medical Scientist11,100 GHS
Metallurgist7,450 GHS
Meteorologist7,320 GHS
Microbiologist10,600 GHS
Natural Language Processing Researcher6,380 GHS
Natural Resource Specialist5,690 GHS
Natural Sciences Manager10,200 GHS
Nuclear Engineer10,600 GHS
Physical Scientist8,360 GHS
Physicist10,500 GHS
Political Scientist7,560 GHS
Polygraph Examiner2,890 GHS
Polysomnographic Technologist4,860 GHS
Product Development Scientist8,020 GHS
Quantitative Research Analyst6,920 GHS
Quantitative Researcher6,800 GHS
Radiation Protection Specialist5,400 GHS
Refrigeration Technician2,280 GHS
Research Scientist7,250 GHS
Risk Safety Engineer4,380 GHS
Scientific Photographer4,450 GHS
Scientific Programmer6,200 GHS
Scientist7,070 GHS
Service Engineer4,480 GHS
Service Technician2,930 GHS
Social Science Research Assistant4,420 GHS
Social Scientist8,040 GHS
Sociologist7,600 GHS
Soil Scientist6,280 GHS
Statistical Analyst4,680 GHS
Statistical Assistant3,350 GHS
Statistician7,300 GHS
Survey Analyst4,440 GHS
Survey Researcher4,060 GHS
Surveying and Mapping Technician2,710 GHS
Team Leader6,370 GHS
Technical Manager7,160 GHS
Technical Officer2,990 GHS
Technical Service Director9,490 GHS
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist4,390 GHS
Technical Services Research and Development Manager10,800 GHS
Technical Services Research Coordinator5,370 GHS
Technician2,940 GHS
Water Ecologist8,700 GHS
Wildlife Biologist7,360 GHS

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

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

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Ghana range from 2,450 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 11,300 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,650 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 6,650 GHS while the other half are earning more than 6,650 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 4,100 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 4,100 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 8,800 GHS while 25% are earning more than 8,800 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?

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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.
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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 25,300 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Science and Technical Services
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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 Science and Technical Services earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,180 GHS
6,430 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ghana Science and Technical Services
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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 2020

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

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

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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Ghana

39 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 39 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 39 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 34% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra7,210 GHS
Kumasi7,560 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
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