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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||4,670 GHS|
|Algorithm Developer||6,040 GHS|
|Analytical Chemist||9,370 GHS|
|Assistant Breeder||3,040 GHS|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||8,970 GHS|
|Behavior Analyst||5,920 GHS|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||6,410 GHS|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||3,920 GHS|
|Biofuels Production Manager||6,810 GHS|
|Biomedical Scientist||10,900 GHS|
|Chemical Engineer||4,950 GHS|
|Chemical Technologist||4,490 GHS|
|Chief Technologist||8,380 GHS|
|Climate Change Analyst||6,370 GHS|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||10,600 GHS|
|Computer Scientist||7,570 GHS|
|Conservation Scientist||8,650 GHS|
|Data Scientist||7,930 GHS|
|DNA Analyst||10,000 GHS|
|Economic Development Specialist||7,500 GHS|
|Food Scientist||6,670 GHS|
|Forensic Scientist||7,900 GHS|
|Formulation Technologist||3,950 GHS|
|Fraud Investigator||4,910 GHS|
|Genomics Scientist||10,600 GHS|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||3,350 GHS|
|Geological Data Technician||3,540 GHS|
|Geological Technician||4,330 GHS|
|Geomatics Scientist||8,270 GHS|
|Geophysical Data Technician||3,240 GHS|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||8,000 GHS|
|Industrial Ecologist||7,320 GHS|
|Intelligence Analyst||6,210 GHS|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||5,290 GHS|
|Laboratory Manager||6,870 GHS|
|Laboratory Researcher||4,800 GHS|
|Laboratory Technician||3,010 GHS|
|Life Sciences Analyst||6,950 GHS|
|Life Scientist||7,900 GHS|
|Marine Architect||6,280 GHS|
|Marine Biologist||7,160 GHS|
|Marine Superintendent||4,100 GHS|
|Materials Analyst||4,170 GHS|
|Materials Scientist||7,400 GHS|
|Medical Scientist||11,100 GHS|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||6,380 GHS|
|Natural Resource Specialist||5,690 GHS|
|Natural Sciences Manager||10,200 GHS|
|Nuclear Engineer||10,600 GHS|
|Physical Scientist||8,360 GHS|
|Political Scientist||7,560 GHS|
|Polygraph Examiner||2,890 GHS|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||4,860 GHS|
|Product Development Scientist||8,020 GHS|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||6,920 GHS|
|Quantitative Researcher||6,800 GHS|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||5,400 GHS|
|Refrigeration Technician||2,280 GHS|
|Research Scientist||7,250 GHS|
|Risk Safety Engineer||4,380 GHS|
|Scientific Photographer||4,450 GHS|
|Scientific Programmer||6,200 GHS|
|Service Engineer||4,480 GHS|
|Service Technician||2,930 GHS|
|Social Science Research Assistant||4,420 GHS|
|Social Scientist||8,040 GHS|
|Soil Scientist||6,280 GHS|
|Statistical Analyst||4,680 GHS|
|Statistical Assistant||3,350 GHS|
|Survey Analyst||4,440 GHS|
|Survey Researcher||4,060 GHS|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||2,710 GHS|
|Team Leader||6,370 GHS|
|Technical Manager||7,160 GHS|
|Technical Officer||2,990 GHS|
|Technical Service Director||9,490 GHS|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||4,390 GHS|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||10,800 GHS|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||5,370 GHS|
|Water Ecologist||8,700 GHS|
|Wildlife Biologist||7,360 GHS|
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).
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.
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.
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 Science and Technical Services earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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.
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.
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 Science and Technical Services is 34% more 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.