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Program Coordinator Average Salary in Ghana 2021

How much money does a Program Coordinator make in Ghana?

Average Monthly Salary
3,640 GHS
( 43,700 GHS yearly)


A person working as a Program Coordinator in Ghana typically earns around 3,640 GHS per month. Salaries range from 1,710 GHS (lowest) to 5,750 GHS (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Program Coordinator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Program Coordinator Salary Distribution in Ghana

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana Program Coordinator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Program Coordinator salaries in Ghana range from 1,710 GHS per month (minimum salary) to 5,750 GHS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,860 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 3,860 GHS while the other half are earning more than 3,860 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 Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 2,510 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 2,510 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 5,090 GHS while 25% are earning more than 5,090 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

Program Coordinator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Program Coordinator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Program Coordinator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,970 GHS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,720 GHS per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,870 GHS per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Program Coordinator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,720 GHS per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,980 GHS per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,430 GHS per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Program Coordinator average salary change by experience in Ghana

0 - 2 Years
1,970 GHS
2 - 5 Years+38%
2,720 GHS
5 - 10 Years+42%
3,870 GHS
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,720 GHS
15 - 20 Years+6%
4,980 GHS
20+ Years+9%
5,430 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Program Coordinator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Program Coordinator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Program Coordinator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Program Coordinator is 2,440 GHS per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,840 GHS per month, 17% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,130 GHS per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 5,430 GHS per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Program Coordinator average salary difference by education level in Ghana

High School
2,440 GHS
Certificate or Diploma+17%
2,840 GHS
Bachelor's Degree+45%
4,130 GHS
Master's Degree+31%
5,430 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Program Coordinator Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Program Coordinator
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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 Program Coordinator employees in Ghana earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,830 GHS
3,480 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

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Program Coordinator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

How much are annual salary increments in Ghana for Program Coordinator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Program Coordinator(s) in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

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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

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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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Program Coordinator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ghana Program Coordinator
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A Program Coordinator is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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.

Program Coordinator Average Hourly Wage in Ghana

21 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 21 GHS. This means that the average Program Coordinator 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.

Program Coordinator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Program Coordinator and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Program Coordinator is 21% more than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist5,590 GHS+54%
Administrative Aide2,020 GHS-44%
Administrative Analyst3,730 GHS+3%
Administrative Assistant2,600 GHS-29%
Administrative Associate2,500 GHS-31%
Administrative Manager3,870 GHS+6%
Administrative Receptionist2,280 GHS-37%
Board Secretary2,320 GHS-36%
Central Office Operator2,540 GHS-30%
Clerk1,650 GHS-55%
Commercial Administrator3,550 GHS-2%
Commissions Processor3,210 GHS-12%
Conveyancing Secretary2,100 GHS-42%
Document Controller2,150 GHS-41%
Document Management Specialist3,120 GHS-14%
Executive Assistant2,750 GHS-24%
Executive Personal Assistant3,210 GHS-12%
Executive Secretary2,520 GHS-31%
Front Desk Attendant2,390 GHS-34%
Front Desk Coordinator2,950 GHS-19%
Front Desk Manager3,710 GHS+2%
Group Services Manager6,730 GHS+85%
Head Receptionist2,710 GHS-26%
Key Account Assistant2,960 GHS-19%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator1,560 GHS-57%
Leasing Administrator2,950 GHS-19%
Legal Secretary2,660 GHS-27%
Librarian2,960 GHS-19%
Mailroom Manager2,610 GHS-28%
Management Support Secretary2,530 GHS-30%
Master Programme Coordinator4,540 GHS+25%
Medical Receptionist2,520 GHS-31%
Meeting and Event Assistant2,880 GHS-21%
Meeting and Event Manager6,180 GHS+70%
Night Manager3,530 GHS-3%
Office Administrator3,990 GHS+10%
Office Assistant1,720 GHS-53%
Office Manager4,160 GHS+14%
Office Services Coordinator3,180 GHS-13%
Operations Analyst4,870 GHS+34%
Operations Manager6,500 GHS+79%
Personal Assistant2,400 GHS-34%
Planning Assistant3,060 GHS-16%
Process Expert3,690 GHS+1%
Program Coordinator3,640 GHS+0%
Programme Assistant3,190 GHS-12%
Project Administrator4,200 GHS+15%
Project Coordinator5,320 GHS+46%
Reception Team Lead3,120 GHS-14%
Receptionist2,400 GHS-34%
Records Officer2,130 GHS-41%
Schedule Officer1,750 GHS-52%
School Secretary2,260 GHS-38%
Secretary2,210 GHS-39%
Switchboard Operator2,050 GHS-44%
Technical Program Manager5,640 GHS+55%
Technical Project Manager5,750 GHS+58%
Typist1,920 GHS-47%
Wayleave Officer1,770 GHS-51%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra3,700 GHS
Kumasi3,840 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
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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