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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Ghana 2021

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in Ghana?

Average Monthly Salary
11,900 GHS
( 143,000 GHS yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in Ghana typically earns around 11,900 GHS per month. Salaries range from 4,370 GHS (lowest average) to 20,100 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 Doctor / Physician 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
Advanced Nutrition Aide7,220 GHS
Advanced Practice Provider6,720 GHS
Allergist8,720 GHS
Behavioral Health Specialist5,260 GHS
Chiropractor5,800 GHS
Clinical Psychologist15,000 GHS
Correctional Treatment Specialist8,920 GHS
Counseling Psychologist11,800 GHS
Dermatologist15,300 GHS
Dietitian9,750 GHS
Doctor11,700 GHS
Emergency Department Physician11,000 GHS
Exercise Physiologist11,400 GHS
Forensic Pathologist12,500 GHS
General Medical Practitioner9,580 GHS
Genetic Counselor7,850 GHS
Internist15,000 GHS
Interventionist14,200 GHS
Invasive Cardiologist18,600 GHS
Mental Health Therapst8,290 GHS
Naturopathic Physician14,900 GHS
Neurologist15,400 GHS
Neurophysiology Technologist4,170 GHS
Nuclear Medicine Physician12,100 GHS
Obstetrician / Gynecologist13,100 GHS
Occupational Health Safety Specialist7,080 GHS
Ophthalmologist10,300 GHS
Optometrist10,700 GHS
Pediatrician12,100 GHS
Physical Therapist7,630 GHS
Physical Therapy Director9,560 GHS
Physician - Anesthesiology17,500 GHS
Physician - Cardiology18,500 GHS
Physician - CCU10,300 GHS
Physician - Dermatology14,200 GHS
Physician - Emergency Room10,500 GHS
Physician - Endocrinology14,500 GHS
Physician - Family Practice9,940 GHS
Physician - Gastroenterology13,200 GHS
Physician - Generalist10,400 GHS
Physician - Geriatrics8,830 GHS
Physician - Hematology / Oncology13,400 GHS
Physician - Immunology / Allergy14,800 GHS
Physician - Infectious Disease12,400 GHS
Physician - Internal Medicine14,900 GHS
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine11,700 GHS
Physician - Nephrology15,500 GHS
Physician - Neurology15,300 GHS
Physician - Nuclear Medicine12,700 GHS
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology13,200 GHS
Physician - Occupational Medicine10,000 GHS
Physician - Ophthalmology9,260 GHS
Physician - Otolaryngology9,430 GHS
Physician - Pain Medicine8,650 GHS
Physician - Pathology10,800 GHS
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology13,100 GHS
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology12,300 GHS
Physician - Pediatrics12,100 GHS
Physician - Physiatry12,900 GHS
Physician - Podiatry11,600 GHS
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine9,030 GHS
Physician - Radiation Therapy14,500 GHS
Physician - Radiology14,300 GHS
Physician - Rheumatology13,700 GHS
Physician - Sports Medicine13,300 GHS
Physician - Urology16,900 GHS
Physician Assistant7,760 GHS
Physiotherapist8,500 GHS
Podiatrist9,080 GHS
Preventive Medicine Physician11,300 GHS
Psychiatrist13,200 GHS
Psychololgist13,000 GHS
Psychometrician11,000 GHS
Radiologist13,600 GHS
Registered Respiratory Therapist8,190 GHS
Skin Care Specialist7,240 GHS
Urologist17,700 GHS
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist8,270 GHS

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in Ghana

Median and salary distribution monthly Ghana Doctor / Physician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in Ghana range from 4,370 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 20,100 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,700 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 11,700 GHS while the other half are earning more than 11,700 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 Doctor / Physician are earning less than 7,220 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 7,220 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 15,600 GHS while 25% are earning more than 15,600 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.

Doctor / Physician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ghana Doctor / Physician
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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 Doctor / Physician earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,600 GHS
11,300 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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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ghana

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

Doctor / Physician

Doctor / Physician professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ghana Doctor / Physician
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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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Doctor / Physician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ghana

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ghana Doctor / Physician
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Doctor / Physician is considered to be a high 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.

27% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 73% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in Ghana

69 GHS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ghana is 69 GHS. This means that the average person in Ghana earns approximately 69 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.

Doctor / Physician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Doctor / Physician and Health and Medical monthly Ghana
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The average salary for Doctor / Physician is 57% more 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
Accra12,700 GHS
Kumasi13,300 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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