How much do health information managers earn in Ghana? In this post we bring you the details you need to know about health information management salary in Ghana.
Health informatics also known as health information managers are trained to collect, analyse, interpret and use health information/medical records to support decision making in the health sector vital to providing quality patient care.
In Ghana, health information management falls under the allied health category. They may work in the hospital setting, government agencies or private health facilities.
The salary of health information managers varies according to ranks and qualification. Of course a health information manager with a higher number of work experience will earn more than those with little or no work experience.
Health Information falls under the Ministry of Health specifically the Ghana Health Service department. You might be planning to pursue a career in health information but have little or no information about their salary structure. This article will be useful to you. It will also be useful to health informatics students.
We will answer the following questions in details
- How much does health information mangers earn in Ghana?
- What is the salary structure of health informatics?
Salaries paid to workers in the government sector are different from those who work in the private sector.
The salary of a health informatics working in a private facility may differ depending on the needs of the hospital he or she is working at.
This post focuses on those working in the government sector.
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Health information management salary structure 2020
The information given below is the pay slip of a health informatics from the Accountant General Department.
The salary is divided into different sections including single spine, tax deductions and many more. See the breakdown below.
SS Market premium = GHS 554.31
Single Spine Monthly Salary = GHS 2,011.00
SS Basic Salary Top Up Allowance = GHS 160.88
Covid 19 Income Tax Waiver = GHS 380.40
Social Security Contribution Employee = GHS 110.61
Income Tax = GHS 380.40
Gh Association of Biomedical Scientist Union Fees = GHS 40.22
Health Service Development Fund Deductions = GHS 10.00
Health Service Workers Union Fees = GHS 41.00
Monthly Salary of Health Information Managers without deductions
Summing up the above, a health information manager in Ghana earns an average gross salary of GHS 3,106.59.
Below are the possible deductions made from the salary
- Social Security Contribution Employee = GHS 110.61
- Income Tax = GHS 380.40
- Gh Association of Biomedical Scientist Union Fees = GHS 40.22
- Health Service Development Fund Deductions = GHS 10.00
- Health Service Workers Union Fees = GHS 41.00
Net Salary (after deductions have been made)
When all the above deductions are made, a health information manager in Ghana is expected to earn an average of GHS 2,488.36.
Things to note
Under normal circumstances, taxes should have been deducted from the salary but the government has given a tax waiver for all health workers due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Annual income of a Ghanaian health information manager
The annual gross salary amounts to GHS 24,124.42.
Private health facilities ay pay its workers a little below or more of that of the public sector workers.
You can get more information from the facility you intend working at.
Aside the monthly pay given to a health information managers, there may be financial bonuses that comes directly from the facility he or she is working with.
The monthly pay is considerably manageable.
However, due to the high rate of living in recent times opting to do a business on the side is always a good idea.