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Nursing Average Salaries in Ghana 2021

How much money does a person working in Nursing make in Ghana?


Average Monthly Salary
4,900 GHS
( 58,800 GHS yearly)

LOW
3,140
GHS
AVERAGE
4,900
GHS
HIGH
9,430
GHS

A person working in Nursing in Ghana typically earns around 4,900 GHS per month. Salaries range from 3,140 GHS (lowest average) to 9,430 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 Nursing 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
Acute Care Nurse4,270 GHS
Assistant Director of Nursing6,610 GHS
Case Manager5,590 GHS
Company Nurse3,040 GHS
Critical Care Nurse4,420 GHS
District Nurse3,840 GHS
Head Nurse4,690 GHS
Home Nurse3,710 GHS
ICU Registered Nurse4,070 GHS
Informatics Nurse Specialist4,250 GHS
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)3,810 GHS
MDS Coordinator4,470 GHS
Mental Health Nurse4,050 GHS
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner5,570 GHS
Nurse3,720 GHS
Nurse Midwife4,390 GHS
Nurse Practitioner4,960 GHS
Nursing Assistant3,560 GHS
Nursing Coordinator4,570 GHS
Nursing Director9,040 GHS
Nursing Services Instructor4,260 GHS
Nursing Supervisor5,580 GHS
Occupational Health Advisor7,130 GHS
Occupational Therapist6,030 GHS
Personal Support Worker2,950 GHS
Psychiatric Nurse3,560 GHS
Registered Nurse3,810 GHS
Respiratory Manager7,200 GHS
School Nurse3,630 GHS
Staff Nurse3,870 GHS
Theatre Manager6,620 GHS
Utilization Review Nurse4,160 GHS

Nursing Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

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

  • Salary Range

    Nursing salaries in Ghana range from 3,140 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 9,430 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,700 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Nursing 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.

  • 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 Nursing are earning less than 3,530 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 3,530 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Nursing are earning less than 6,780 GHS while 25% are earning more than 6,780 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.

Nursing Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Nursing earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
4,730 GHS
Female+8%
5,130 GHS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ghana for all Careers

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Nursing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

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

Nursing

Nursing professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 22 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

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

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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Nursing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

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

53% of surveyed staff in Nursing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
47%
No Bonus
53%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Nursing Hourly Average Wage in Ghana


28 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 28 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 28 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.

Nursing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nursing and Health and Medical monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Nursing is 35% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Accra5,200 GHS
Kumasi5,450 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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